Central Europe’s populist revolt against the EU isn’t about safeguarding the West. It’s about rolling back freedoms and cozying up to Russia.
Czech President Milos Zeman’s re-election sends a clear message.
Western democracies that were once reliable defenders of human rights have been consumed by a nativist backlash, leaving an open field for dictators and demagogues.
A far-right party has entered German parliament, with uncertain consequences for the country’s democracy.
The problem isn’t too much democracy — it’s too little.
Mateusz Morawiecki used to run an international bank. Now he leads an illiberal government.
Having rejected its demogogues just a few years ago, the region is now poised to welcome them back.
An unabashed defense of the Trump administration’s favorite object of ire.
With the two party system coming apart, the United States ought to take its cues from Europe.
Angela Merkel’s final term was supposed to revive the EU. Now it might condemn the continent to permanent crisis.
But that could actually be a good thing, ending “too much consensus.”
The German chancellor has spent 12 years fending off, deterring, and patching up. But in her last term, can she build anything lasting?