Europe

A man protests against Brexit outside the Houses of Parliament in London on July 5. (Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

The Beginning of the End of Britain’s Brexit Fantasy

Maybe the worst part of the Brexit boondoggle is that the “better” trade deals the U.K. wanted were probably never going to happen.

A demonstration featuring a papier-mâché Theresa May head outside the Houses of Parliament in London on Jan. 15. (Jack Taylor/Getty Images)

A Very British Thrashing

Parliament stomps on May's Brexit dreams.

The Tamar natural gas production platform on March 28, 2013. There is growing regional cooperation on energy in the Eastern Mediterranean, whose natural gas boom kicked off here, off the coast of Israel. (Albatross/Getty Images)

Club Med: Israel, Egypt, and Others Form New Natural Gas Group

The new grouping is meant to jump-start the Eastern Mediterranean’s energy revolution.

Chinese police officers watch a cargo ship at a port in Qingdao in China’s eastern Shandong province on March 8, 2018. (AFP/Getty Images)

As West Grows Wary, Chinese Investment Plummets

The trade war and new U.S. regulations aimed at China are major factors.

A British protester stands in Parliament Square in Westminster, London, on Jan. 14.(Richard Baker / In Pictures/Getty Images)

What to Read on Brexit

Ten things to read or listen to before the British Parliament votes on Prime Minister Theresa May’s proposed plan to leave the European Union.

Protesters attend an anti-government demonstration in support of abortion rights in Warsaw on April 9, 2016.

Poland Is Trying to Make Abortion Dangerous, Illegal, and Impossible

Ireland voted to liberalize abortion laws. The far-right government in Warsaw is moving in the opposite direction.

People celebrate the results of the Irish referendum to overturn the country’s abortion ban in Dublin on May 26, 2018. (Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters)

A Jury of Peers

How Ireland used a Citizens’ Assembly to solve some of its toughest problems.

Michel Houellebecq attends an art show on June 2, 2017, in Manhattan, New York. (Eduardo Munoz Alverez/AFP/Getty Images)

Michel Houellebecq Hated Europe Before You Did

The latest novel by France’s most famous author cements his reputation as a prophet of populism.

Nisei Boy Scouts of Troop 41 in Pasadena, California, check maps using compasses as part of a mapmaking project in 1958. (University of Southern California Libraries/Corbis via Getty Images)

Humans Are the Best Security Backup

When the grid goes down, old-fashioned skills save lives.

U.S. President Donald Trump delivers his first State of the Union address in Washington on Jan. 30, 2018. (Win McNamee/AFP/Getty Images)

Welcome to the World’s Least Ugly Economy

Despite inequality, debt, and a tariff war, the U.S. economy is still the strongest.

VANCOUVER, BC - DECEMBER 10: Supporters Ada Yu and Wade Meng (no relation) stand with a sign outside BC Supreme Court before the bail hearing for Huawei Technologies CFO Meng Wanzhou on December 10, 2018 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images)

China Doesn’t Have to Keep Playing the Victim

The Communist Party has primed the public to expect persecution abroad.

U.S. President Donald Trump prepares to address the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Sept. 25. (John Moore/Getty Images)

Trump’s War on the World Order

Five Reads: The best Foreign Policy stories of 2018 on multilateralism.

Bertolt Brecht in 1937. (Fred Stein/Picture-Alliance/dpa/Associated Press)

Poetry for the Masses

1,200 newly translated poems from Bertolt Brecht offer an unexpected survival guide for difficult times.

(Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images/Foreign Policy illustration)

‘Tariff Man’ vs. the World

Five Reads: The best Foreign Policy stories of 2018 on global trade.

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