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WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 22:  White House Deputy Assistant To The President Sebastian Gorka speaks as he is interviewed by Fox News remotely from the White House June 22, 2017 in Washington, DC. Gorka discussed American Otto Warmbier's death after his return from North Korean detention.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

What’s Happening in Poland Is Sebastian Gorka’s Dream

“Western civilization” isn’t under threat. Universal values are.

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Polish President Vetoes Controversial Court Reforms

Thousands took the streets. The protests appear to have worked.

TOPSHOT - Protesters hold candles and shout slogans during a demonstration outside the Polish Parliament as Polish Senators decide on a new bill changing the judiciary system, July 21, 2017.  / AFP PHOTO / Wojtek Radwanski        (Photo credit should read WOJTEK RADWANSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Poland Sets Stage for EU Standoff

A contentious overhaul of the country’s judiciary could see Brussels invoke the “nuclear option.”

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It’s Time to Hit Poland in the Pocketbook

With its latest move, Poland’s ruling party has effectively ended rule of law. It’s long past time for the EU to cut off the budding autocrats to the east.

Jaroslaw Kaczynski, leader of Poland's opposition conservative party Law and Justice (PiS) (C), stands by to his lawmakers during a voting session at the parliamentary chamber on July 11, 2014 in Warsaw as the Prime Minister won a second confidence vote in as many weeks as the country's opposition sought to force his centre-right government to resign over a high-profile eavesdropping scandal. Interior Minister Bartlomiej Sienkiewicz, who is implicated in the scandal, also survived an opposition bid to topple him and Prime minister Donald Tusk in voting. The high-pitched controversy erupted in mid-June with the leaks of juicy exchanges between senior government officials. AFP PHOTO/JANEK SKARZYNSKI        (Photo credit should read JANEK SKARZYNSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

‘You’re Scumbags,’ Says Right-Wing Polish Politician

A debate in Poland’s parliament over a contentious judiciary law has shocked the country.

US President Donald Trump gives a speech in front of the Warsaw Uprising Monument on Krasinski Square on the sidelines of the Three Seas Initiative Summit in Warsaw, Poland, July 6, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI        (Photo credit should read JANEK SKARZYNSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Can Trump Reconcile Nationalism With Liberalism?

Last week in Warsaw, President Donald Trump finally gave something close to a mature, clear, and thoughtful version of his governing philosophy.

HAMBURG, GERMANY - JULY 07: In this photo provided by the German Government Press Office (BPA), Donald Trump, President of the USA (C) meets Vladimir Putin, President of Russia during the G20 Summit on July 7, 2017 in Hamburg, Germany. The G20 group of nations are meeting July 7-8 and major topics will include climate change and migration.  (Photo by BPA via Getty Images)

Trump Has Picked America’s Enemies in Russia Over Its Friends in Europe

After his most recent trip abroad, the president deserves credit for consistency — but not much else.

US President Donald Trump gives a speeech at the Warsaw Uprising Monument on Krasinski Square after he gave a speech during the Three Seas Initiative Summit in Warsaw, Poland, July 6, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB        (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Trump Has Reshaped Presidential Rhetoric Into an Unrecognizable Grotesque

In Poland, the president had all the facts and stories and history right, but drew all the wrong lessons.

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Trump Stumbles Into Europe’s Pipeline Politics

By lending support to the Three Seas Initiative, Trump wades into a complicated European fight over energy, access, and who calls the shots.

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In Poland, Trump Paints His Vision of Civilization and Commits to Article V

Extremists, bureaucrats, and the media are all threats to Trump’s idea of civilization.

US President Donald Trump boards Air Force One prior to departure from Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland, July 5, 2017, as they travel on a 4-day trip to Poland and Germany. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB        (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

What to Expect From Trump’s Europe Trip

A president usually never gets a second chance to make a first impression, but President Donald Trump intends to test that proposition over the next few days in Europe.

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Poland Is Way Too Happy About Donald Trump’s Visit

The U.S. president’s stop in Warsaw isn’t a diplomatic coup. It’s a divisive distraction.

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What Poland Wants From Trump

A commitment to NATO, yes. Interference in domestic politics, no.

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Qatar Goes to Kuwait, Estonia Takes Over, Trump Tweets and Travels: The Weekend Behind, the Week Ahead

What you might have missed in past few days — and what to watch in the days to come.

La France Insoumise (LFI) leftist party's members of parliament, party leader Jean-Luc Melenchon (Front L), Eric Coquerel (2ndL Rear), Daniele Obono (4thL), Alexis Corbiere (6thL), Adrien Quatennens (Top L), Ugo Bernalicis (7thL Rear), Sabine Rubin (2ndL), Francois Ruffin (3rdR), Bastien Lachaud (8thL), Caroline Fiat (L), Mathilde Pano (Second Row, L), Benedicte Taurine (4th L Front) and Loic Prudhomme (2ndR) pose after they arrived at the French National Assembly on June 20, 2017 in Paris for the welcoming of the elected MPs following the announcement of the results of the second round of the French parliamentary elections (elections legislatives in French).  / AFP PHOTO / Martin BUREAU        (Photo credit should read MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images)

The EU Is Alive and Well, But the Referendums Are Coming

After the shock of Brexit, the French election has stabilized the patient in Brussels. But most countries still want a say on membership.

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