Walter Laqueur

Putin and the Art of Political Fantasy

How does the Kremlin exploit Russia's long tradition of absurd conspiracy theories to control public opinion? By confabulation

The Russian Enigma: Is The Bear Turning East?

Anti-Western ideologies are filling the vacuum left by Soviet Communism, but the Eurasian fantasy is likely to disappoint 

Uncritical Theorists Who Misread the Nazis

A new volume of reports by the Frankfurt School shows their number to be at best naive and at worst dangerously misinformed

Europe’s Long Road to the Mosque

Increasing numbers of Muslims on the continent are only part of the story. The real problem is not immigration but integration

The Time to Act on WMD Terror is Now

Barack Obama has squandered his first year in office in the face of al-Qaeda’s growing threat

Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"