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About Benjamin Tallis

Benjamin Tallis is Senior Researcher at the Institute of International Relations in Prague. He edits the academic journal New Perspectives, regularly appears in European media and advises a variety of European and North American governments.


Articles by Benjamin Tallis

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Francesc Badia i Dalmases is Editor and Director of democraciaAbierta.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Offensive liberalism: Emmanuel Macron and the New European Politics

Can President Macron save the EU as a legitimate liberal institution, through a deliberate re-politicisation of European politics? What he attempts also has the potential to destroy it.

Iron Curtains of the mind

Much 'western' analysis of central and eastern Europe remains rife with prejudices, half-truths and a lack of critical perspective.

Hard lessons from the Manchester attack

A personal reflection in the wake of the Manchester terrorist attack.

The Czech Republic gives up on the EU – and foreign policy

Foreign Minister Lubomir Zaoralek is justified in lamenting economic inequality and low pay, but his EU-bashing conveniently hides the fact that his own government has done little to address them.

The Czexit debate is coming - are you ready?

Czexit? With President Milos Zeman calling for a referendum, it is becoming increasingly possible.

Fighting the wrong battle: Central Europe’s crisis is one of liberal democracy, not migration

The hostile response of central and eastern European heads of states to the prospect of accepting Syrian refugees is emblematic of a wider problem of democracy and liberalism in these countries.

Europe’s migration crisis: central Europe’s dangerous game

Should a serious migration crisis erupt as a result of conflict escalation in Ukraine, the odds are that the V4 would need assistance through exactly the kind of EU solidarity mechanism they now oppose.

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