Latest from Emily Tamkin

Five myths about George Soros

He’s not actually plotting a revolution or paying people to protest.
  • Aug 6, 2020

George Soros is trying to change the system that made him rich

Can there be philanthropist billionaires in an open society?
  • Jul 6, 2020

The political value of Donald Trump Jr., Yair Netanyahu and other reckless sons

Don. Jr., Eduardo Bolsonaro and Yair Netanyahu are an asset to their fathers.
  • Nov 21, 2019

The Berlin Wall fell 30 years ago. Its shadow looms large.

We may think we have put 1989 behind us. But that remarkable year has left an enduring imprint on Europe — and the rest of the world.
  • Nov 6, 2019

Why Giuliani is blaming his own problems on George Soros

He's following a template that European autocrats have been using for years.
  • Sep 30, 2019

From sensual bananas to rainbow halos, Poland finds itself divided over art

Journalists and critics were also quick to note a certain irony in the removal of art over hurt feelings.
  • May 9, 2019

Why Russia is the big winner of the Iran deal fallout

Russia has benefited the most from the sequence of events that began a year ago, when Trump announced that the United States was leaving the deal.
  • May 8, 2019

A German answer to the measles epidemic: Fine parents who don’t vaccinate

There have been over 34,000 cases of measles in Europe in the first two months of 2019.
  • May 7, 2019

From Assange to López, guests turn embassies into political battlegrounds

Spain is hardly the first country to become entangled in a political situation by providing refuge to a high-profile figure.
  • May 6, 2019