List of Europe articles
India Is Stuck in a New World Disorder
New Delhi wants to be friends with both Moscow and Washington, but the war in Ukraine has underscored the contradictions in its global vision.
Ukrainian U.N. Ambassador: Russia Is ‘Mold That Invades Your House’
Sergiy Kyslytsya talks about Putin’s nuclear blackmail, what to do with the Russian-occupied Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant, and how even Henry Kissinger can learn.
The Stans Can’t Play Both Sides Anymore
As Russia and China grow closer, Central Asian leaders don’t have as much leverage—or independence—as they once did.
Erdogan Won by Exploiting Fear
In the midst of uncertainty, people stick with the devil they know.
The Rise and Sudden Fall of the Arctic Council
With Russia no longer involved, it’s hard to see what Arctic politics can still accomplish.
China Can’t Have It Both Ways in Europe
Beijing is blowing up its relationships by backing Russia.
Putin Wants You to Think He’s an Anti-Woke Crusader
By pitching himself as a hero to the U.S. right, he’s taking a page from the 1960s North Vietnamese playbook to undermine support for Ukraine.
Ukraine’s Farmland Is a Literal Minefield
With their livelihoods threatened and the state stretched thin, agricultural workers are taking demining into their own hands.
A Day Inside Putin’s Surreal Television Empire
How the nonstop blare of Russian state media fuels the war effort—and blurs reality.
Machiavelli Preferred Democracy to Tyranny
The theorist’s magnum opus wasn’t a blueprint for dictators—it was an ode to institutional constraints on leaders.
Homophobia Is Part of Putin’s War Plan
Why anti-gay propaganda has been part of Russia’s strategy against Ukraine from the start.
How Erdogan’s Supporters Are Thinking About the Runoffs
As Turkey's centennial nears, its founding secularism may no longer be in fashion—but nationalism is.
Europe’s Losers Have Become Its Winners Again
The balance of power in Europe is changing—just as it always has.
No, Russia Is Not Massively Skirting Sanctions
Eight takeaways about Russian evasion of Western sanctions.
Does Britain’s Labour Have a Plan for Power?
Keir Starmer has dropped Corbynism, but his foreign policy is still unclear.
Is China Replacing Russia in Central Asia?
Beijing may be an appealing partner, but that doesn’t mean the region is breaking with Moscow.
Turkey Is the EU’s Only Hope
Granting Turkey membership in the EU would offer Europe the chance to redefine both itself and its raison d’être.
Russia Is Already Looking Beyond Ukraine
Moscow’s massive losses may not neutralize its threat to NATO countries.
A German-U.K. Defense Deal Can Strengthen NATO
At a moment of profound change, Berlin and London must work together.
Erdogan Is a Key Player in Ukraine—on Both Sides
Why Ukrainians are ambivalently watching Turkey’s election.
Ukrainians Are Directing Their Anger at Their Church
As the Russian invasion carries on, Ukraine’s relationship to religion is becoming ever more strained.
Turn Ukraine Into a Bristling Porcupine
No matter how this war ends, Russia will need to be deterred from attacking again.
Russia’s Frighteningly Fascist Youth
A new generation of Russians glorifies war, death, and Vladimir Putin.
Populist Architecture Is a Problem That Will Outlive Populists
The leaders of Turkey, Hungary, and India will all eventually leave the scene. But their buildings will be left behind.
Catalonia Can’t Quit Madrid
But separatist parties hope upcoming elections will revitalize the independence movement.
How Kyiv Is Wooing the Global South
Ukrainian Deputy Foreign Minister Emine Dzhaparova on convincing the rest of the world to stand on the right side of history.
Adam Tooze: Why in Turkey It’s Not the Economy, Stupid
Erdogan’s monetary policy is a disaster, but Turks keep voting for him.
Holding Russia Accountable for War Crimes Is Harder Than It Looks
Debate rages over whether to pick the “gold, silver, or bronze” medal option for prosecuting war crimes.
An Election Won’t End Greece’s Troubles
Sunday’s vote is unlikely to yield a new government.
Don’t Promise Ukraine NATO Membership Now
Bringing Kyiv into the alliance soon could harden Russia’s resolve, frustrate potential peace efforts, and play into the Kremlin’s propaganda.
What Does Turkey’s Election Mean for the World?
Erdogan’s strong first-round showing could mean five more years of headaches for Washington and NATO.
Hungary’s Plan to Build an Army of U.S. Intellectuals
Viktor Orban has put billions of dollars behind a soft-power strategy focused on attracting conservative American thinkers.
Ukraine’s Next Big Diplomatic Offensive Is in the Global South
More ambassadors, more embassies, and, the hope is, more countering Russia.
China Won’t Let Russia Starve the World
The end of the Black Sea Grain Initiative would hurt Beijing, too.
Why Turkey Experts Got the Election All Wrong
Erdogan’s better-than-expected showing is a reminder that hope isn’t analysis.
Russia’s Convict-Soldiers Have Their Own Brutal Rules
The recruitment of prisoners via the Wagner Group has boosted manpower but cost morale.
Is Ukraine’s Spring Offensive Already Underway?
Military analyst Dara Massicot on how to follow the next phase of Russia’s war in Ukraine.
Ecological Murder Could Soon Be Illegal
The European Union is considering a new law that would ban ecocide.
Nuclear Tests May Be Back on Moscow’s Agenda
Aging weapons and domestic politics could lead to a return to explosive testing.
5 Reasons Ukraine Should Get F-16 Jets
They will save many lives, bring victory closer, and spare other Western resources.
Arctic Harmony Is Falling Apart
An isolated Russia is turning to China for help in the north.
Ukraine Is Knock, Knock, Knocking on NATO’s Door
But the alliance is still wrestling over when and how to open the latch.
How the French Riviera Got Its Glitz
Long before the Cannes Film Festival, a new book shows, the Côte d’Azur built a brand on flaunting affluence.
For Russians, Reading Is the New Resistance
What bestselling books tell us about how Russians are processing the war.
Portugal Left a Mark on India
They got food, fado, and sossegado. Also, the Inquisition.
The Word That Defines What It Means to Be Ukrainian Now
Svidomy, once used to locate people on the political spectrum, has come to signify wartime unity.
The Bid to Dethrone the Dollar
The greenback’s dominance is here to stay. Here’s why.
Lasting Peace Between Armenia and Azerbaijan Will Reduce Russia’s Influence
Moscow is once again trying to flex its muscle by appointing a new general in Nagorno-Karabakh. Durable peace would derail the Kremlin’s plans.
NATO’s Got a New Backbone
It’s time for the United States to prioritize members of the alliance that understand the Russian threat and are taking it seriously.
Erdogan’s Support Is Shakiest in Turkey’s Quake Belt
Millions of voters return to shattered towns hoping for a new president this weekend.
Estonia Plans a ‘Spring Storm’ to Match Russia’s Might
“Russia only understands one thing, and that’s power,” one senior officer said.
Rigging the Vote Won’t Be Easy for Erdogan
Ahead of Turkey’s election, civil society organizations have mobilized a record number of volunteers to monitor and protect the polls.
The Other Turkish Voters Who Could Be Crucial
Diaspora voters in Germany and elsewhere backed Erdogan overwhelmingly last time around. Will they deliver for him again?
Germans Want Climate Policy—Just Not in Their Homes
A new law about home heating reveals political constraints on the energy transition.
How Turkey’s Opposition Seeks to Swing Diaspora Voters
In communities abroad, the Erdogan regime has a head start. Democratic activists are responding to repression with mobilization.
‘New Turks’ Are All in for Erdogan
Afghans, Syrians, and others have been given Turkish citizenship. They’ll say thanks at the polls.
Russian Guerrillas Are Trying to Violently Overthrow Putin
The Russian president faces a growing threat from his own citizens.
Yes, Erdogan’s Rule Might Actually End This Weekend
Elections still matter in Turkey, and not every strongman is strong.
For Russians, It’s the Wild 1990s All Over Again
Overflowing graveyards and other parallels signal a threat to Vladimir Putin’s rule.
Is this the End of Turkey’s Erdogan?
How to understand one of the most important elections of 2023.
Italy Now Has Conspiracy Theory as National Policy
Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni believes in the racist great replacement theory—and is putting it into in practice.
What You Need to Know Ahead of Turkey’s Election
The opposition could win. But what happens if Erdogan loses?
The Global Race to Regulate AI
The intelligence may be artificial, but the regulation is real—or might be.
How Biden Lost the Balkans
The United States has deepened its commitments to Serbia’s near-autocratic president and reoriented its regional posture to center Belgrade’s foreign-policy priorities.
Turkey’s Elections Won’t Be Free or Fair
But the opposition could still win.
Russia’s Boom Business Goes Bust
Moscow’s arms exports have fallen to levels not seen since the Soviet Union’s collapse.
Russia and Iran Have High Hopes for Each Other
But can they cooperate on trade while competing on investment?
Russian ‘Ghost Ships’ Are Turning the Seabed Into a Future Battlefield
Baltic and North Sea nations are getting nervous about Russia’s unabashed surveys of infrastructure-laden seafloors.
How Macron Is Blocking EU Strategy on Russia and China
As a strategic consensus emerges in Europe, France is in the way.
Ukraine’s Counteroffensive Has a Nuclear Complication
Ukrainian troops are targeting an area where Russians are still holed up in a nuclear power plant.
How Macron Can Save His Presidency
The French president is bound to provoke outrage if he continues to govern like a king.
6 Books That Explain Turkey
FP contributors’ top titles to make sense of the country ahead of its most important election
On the Homefront, Families Mourn Ukrainian Fighters
Behind closed doors in western Ukraine, the devastating impact of the distant war becomes clear.
Putin’s Pied Piper Plays the U.N.
Sergey Lavrov’s swing through the United Nations this week was the culmination of his tour of the global south—but is he winning any converts?
Italy Is Burying the Dead and Dodging the Blame After Maritime Disaster
Anti-migrant policies delayed rescue after a shipwreck that killed 90 people.
Ireland Is Trapped in Its American Dream
Dublin faces an economic train wreck due to its overreliance on a few U.S. companies.
Ukraine Starts to Rebuild After Russia’s Rampage
But some damage can’t be fixed by bricks and mortar.
Austria’s Far Right Is Back on Top
Four years after a major scandal ousted it from government, the party is leading national polls again.
John Kerry: ‘The IRA Is Working on Overdrive’
The U.S. special envoy for climate responds to critics of the Inflation Reduction Act.
Will South Korea Export Its Military Might to Ukraine?
The question looms large over a meeting between Biden and the South Korean leader this week.
Liberty, Equality, Police Brutality
French cops have gotten more heavy-handed than anywhere else in Europe.
Serbia Is Taking a Page Out of Russia’s Book
Putin’s pursuit of a “Russian world” is rekindling Serbian expansionism in the Balkans.
Is Ukraine’s Counteroffensive Coming Soon?
Here’s what it might look like.
What Happens When a Turkish President Loses an Election? No One Knows.
Erdogan has few role models for how to peacefully concede power.
Congress Calls on Georgia to Release Political Prisoners
The request comes just a month after the pro-Russian government turned hoses and nightsticks on pro-Europe demonstrators.
Wheat Is the New Fault Line for Ukraine in Europe
Eastern Europe is irate over imports of Ukrainian grain. That’s by design.
Ursula von der Leyen Might Be Too Pro-American for Europe
The president of the European Commission has Washington’s back on China—but does she have Europe’s?
Ukraine’s Spring Offensive Is Waiting on Weapons
Every day Kyiv waits, the Russians dig deeper trenches.
War With Chechnya Brutalized Russian Society, and Ukraine Is Paying the Price
Videos of atrocities stem back to the bloody wars of the 1990s.
Companies Thought They Could Ignore Geopolitics. Not Anymore.
Deglobalization is changing corporate behavior as boardrooms start paying attention to war.
Farmers Won’t Save the Climate at Their Own Expense
Pushing farms toward a green transition could result in a big backlash.
Ukraine’s Longest Day
The first 24 hours of the expected counteroffensive will likely be decisive.
Ukraine and Russia Need a Great-Power Peace Plan
How Washington and Beijing could stop the war in Europe.
The Kids Aren’t Alright
Kyiv says more than 16,000 Ukrainian children have been taken to Russia. This is the story of a few who made it home.
Turkey’s Opposition Can’t Win Without the Working Class
Kemal Kilicdaroglu’s abandonment of the left and his embrace of allies’ neoliberal economics could cost him the election.
The West Is Preparing for Russia’s Disintegration
Amid war in Ukraine, some strategists are setting their eyes on the “decolonization” of Russia itself.
Putin’s Homophobia Is Advancing LGBTQ Rights in Ukraine
Many have begun to associate anti-gay bigotry with imperial aggression.
Germany Turns Out the Lights on Nuclear Power—at Last
It’s taken a few decades, but the final shutdown comes at a delicate time.
Macron Said Out Loud What Europeans Really Think About China
Leaders in Washington need to face an uncomfortable truth: A self-reliant EU is a better partner than a dependent one.
What if Kemal Kilicdaroglu Wins Turkey’s Election?
It seems that only an act of God could dislodge President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Maybe the Feb. 6 earthquake was just that.
Ukraine Should Follow Finland’s Path to NATO
Kyiv needs a clear membership track, but Washington and Berlin are blocking it.
Europe Is Paranoid About Data But Does Nothing About Spyware
Hungary, Poland, and Spain snoop on politicians, activists, and journalists. Brussels has no answer.
Europe Is Disastrously Split on China
Emmanuel Macron served Xi Jinping a strategic triumph on a silver platter.
Britain’s Surprisingly Enduring Tilt to Asia
Three showcase projects anchor Britain’s future in the Indo-Pacific.
Crimea Has Become a Frankenstein’s Monster
The Ukrainian government is now trapped by its own uncompromising—and increasingly indefensible—policy.
Turkey’s Still Dealing With the Aftershocks—of Erdogan’s Economy
With elections on the horizon, Turkey is trying to stabilize its currency while also dealing with the economic aftershocks of a traumatic earthquake.
Casualties Won’t Topple Putin
But they will make his job much more difficult.
Ukraine’s Leopard Tank Crews Are Trained and Ready to Fight
Advanced tanks will be critical to any summer offensive.
What You Might Not Know About Finland
After joining NATO, all eyes are on the Nordic country. Here’s what makes it unique.
Turkey’s Dams Bring Power and Heartbreak
Turkish villages are vanishing as the country boosts its reliance on hydropower.
Russia’s State-Backed Mercenaries Are Building a Brand on Cruelty
The Wagner Group is strikingly reckless with its own men’s lives.
The U.S. and NATO Seek to Blunt Putin’s Black Sea Ambitions
The war in Ukraine exposes a vulnerable seam in NATO strategy.
Why Putin Won’t Use Nuclear Weapons
Former NATO Supreme Allied Commander James Stavridis makes the case for giving Ukraine the weapons it needs to the end the war.
Will Finland’s NATO Accession Make a Difference?
One of the alliance’s long-awaited new members has joined, but it won’t necessarily bring Europe closer to strategic autonomy.
Macron’s China Trip Is a Fool’s Errand
Feeling the heat at home, the French president heads to China to ink some lucrative deals and pay lip service to Xi’s pledges of peace.
Finland Gives NATO a King in the North
The Baltic Sea was once a Russian lake. Now NATO owns the northern flank.
Europe’s Energy Crisis That Isn’t
American critics chastise Europeans’ rejection of fossil fuels. But Europe is winning the bet.
Why Neutrality Is Obsolete in the 21st Century
As Finland joins NATO, a few European holdouts cling to nonalignment.
The Finnish Art of Sauna Diplomacy
Our intrepid reporter joins the Finnish Diplomatic Sauna Society.
Get Out of Russia
An increasingly desperate country is no place for foreigners.
Nuclear Blackmail Is a Sign of Russia’s Declining Power
Moscow can no longer both cooperate and compete on the global stage.
Why Rishi Sunak’s Northern Ireland Deal Will Fail
London can please either Brussels or Belfast. It’s choosing Brussels.
China’s ‘Peace Plan’ for Ukraine Isn’t About Peace
Beijing’s diplomatic overture has three ulterior motives.
Will U.S. Support for Ukraine Outlast Biden?
China hawks in Washington rattle nerves in Europe.
India’s Defense Plans Fall Victim to Putin’s War
Russian weapons dominate India’s arsenal, but Moscow can no longer deliver.
Italian Fascists Traded Their Black Shirts for Armani Suits
A new book shows how Mussolini’s political heirs have shaped the country’s identity.
Finland’s Sanna Marin Might Get the Pink Slip Sunday
The center-left prime minister is a rock star internationally—but she might lose this weekend’s vote.
Bulgaria Is Stuck in an Electoral Doom Loop
Its parliament’s dysfunction has paved the way for a pro-Russian presidential power grab, and this week’s elections are unlikely to help.
Finland’s ‘NATO Option’ Set to Become Reality
Putin’s war in Ukraine is about to add 800 miles to his headaches.
Finland Is Less Progressive Than It Seems
A debate over Indigenous issues has empowered the country’s nativist right ahead of a critical election.
Georgia’s Protesters Won the Battle but Not the War
The government backed down, much to Russia’s chagrin, but it could reintroduce a reviled law.
How to Benchmark Victory in Ukraine
Western vagueness about war aims is creating a risky vacuum for the Kremlin to exploit.
Ukraine Has Shifted Europe’s East-West Fault Line
Eastern Europe is in the driver’s seat. The West should buckle up.
The EU Is Turning Against NGOs, Too
Europe criticizes other countries for cracking down on civil society—and is on the verge of doing the same.
The Ugly Paradox Behind the West’s Demographic Problems
France’s pension reforms, Italy’s elder care robots, and Arkansas’s child labor all have one thing in common: a fear of immigration.
Turkey’s Government Uses Disaster for Profit
The ruling Justice and Development Party has a long record of targeting minorities through reconstruction projects.
It’s Time to Bring Back the Polish-Lithuanian Union
A political construct created nearly 700 years ago offers solutions for Europe today.
Turkey’s Xenophobic Turn Targets Stateless Syrians
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is vowing to repatriate refugees ahead of an election he desperately wants to win.
How Albania Became a Target for Cyberattacks
A massive hack led to the expulsion of Iranian diplomats—but Tehran may have had help from Moscow.
What Does Xi’s Visit to Russia Mean for the World?
China’s embrace of Russia seems politically risky but Beijing is also benefiting economically and emerging as the dominant power.
To Save His Pension Reform Bill, Macron Has Lost France
And he is getting himself in trouble abroad, too.
Swiss Neutrality Makes No Sense Anymore
Switzerland’s refusal to take sides in Ukraine only benefits Russia.
A Tank by Any Other Name
The naming conventions vary—but the strength and speed remain the same.
Xi and Putin Have the Most Consequential Undeclared Alliance in the World
It’s become more important than Washington’s official alliances today.
Russia Has the Hydrocarbons, but China Has the Cash
Moscow is stumbling on energy diplomacy even now.
What’s the Significance of Xi’s Peace Plan?
Our reporters answer your questions on the latest developments of Russia’s war in Ukraine.
The Nuclear Education of Vladimir Putin
There is evidence the Russian president is not ignorant of the security benefits of arms control.
Kosovo Has a Deal—if the West Can Save It
A historic agreement in the Balkans still needs intervention by the United States and Europe.
Skilled Migrants Aren’t Interested in Germany
Why Europe’s biggest economy can’t get the immigrants it desperately needs.
How Poland Distorts Its Holocaust History
The Polish government’s ongoing war on historians documenting Poles’ complicity in massacres has led to a politically motivated distortion of the past.
Adam Tooze: Why a Soft Landing Is Possible Even if It Defies Economic Theory
Fed inflation targets might need revising in order to avoid a recession.
It’s Easy But Wrong to Be Cynical About Putin’s Indictment
The charges may be an important step in pushing global justice forward.
Latvia Is Going on Offense Against Russian Culture
The Baltic nation is taking cultural cohesion into its own hands—and risking backlash.
Is the West Falling for Putin’s Nuclear Rhetoric?
Philip Breedlove, a former supreme allied commander for NATO, says policymakers are falling for Putin’s nuclear rhetoric.
The Netherlands’ Eternal Prime Minister Survives Another Populist Wave
Dutch parties keep changing, but the politics remain the same.
Even More Than Tanks and Planes, Ukraine Needs IFVs
Front-line officers are desperate for a less glamorous weapon: the infantry fighting vehicle.
Insurance Agencies Would Love to Know Who Blew Up Nord Stream
An era of gray zone warfare and sabotage creates tough financial questions.
Putin’s War on Young People
Almost unnoticed, a generation of Russians has come of age during his 23 years in power.
Putin Wanted by ICC Over Alleged War Crimes
The court has issued arrest warrants for the Russian president and another senior official over the forcible deportation of Ukrainian children.
Don’t Accuse Rabbis in Russia of Supporting the War
Bloodshed in Ukraine has placed Jewish leaders in a difficult position, but our overarching mission is to remain with our communities.
Crunch Time Looms for Black Sea Grain Export Deal
Russia wants more concessions to keep allowing vital food exports to leave Ukrainian ports.
Even Recorded Murders Won’t Turn Russia Against the War
A crushed society is incapable of facing the truth.
Adam Tooze: The Non-Bailout Bailout
Bad management and bad luck prompted the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank. What about other banks?
Germany’s Conservatives Are Ready for a Culture War
The Christian Democrats aren’t the center-right party of Angela Merkel anymore.
Russia Is Furious at Georgia’s Protesters
Moscow issues ominous threats as Georgians fight for their imperiled democracy.
Russia’s War Has Unified Europe’s Opposing Sides
The invasion of Ukraine has finally reconciled Europe’s liberals and nationalists.
In Russia, Embassy Staff Left Behind Face Targeting, Harassment
When crises hit, local staff at U.S. embassies are often left in the lurch.
Putin Is Trapped in the Sunk-Cost Fallacy of War
Moscow is grasping for meaning in a meaningless invasion.
Is This TikTok’s Huawei Moment?
As bans of the video app pile up around the world, the question is how far the U.S.—and its allies—will go.
Europe’s New Frontier
We thought there were buffer states in Europe. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has revealed they are frontier ones.
Sunak Pulls a Brexit Rabbit Out of His Hat
Northern Ireland’s thorny border problem may finally have an answer.
Don’t Trust Russia’s Numbers
Moscow has made economic statistics a central part of its information war.
How the World Forgot About Russian Imperialism
And why recovering this history matters for understanding the war in Ukraine.
The Road to Democracy in Russia Runs Through Chechnya
Russia will only democratize when it faces its war crimes in the Caucasus and abandons imperial nostalgia.
Germany’s Oscar Nominee Isn’t Nearly German Enough
The depiction of war in “All Quiet on the Western Front” has put it far out of step with its home country.
Ukraine’s Newest Weapons Shipment Is From 300 B.C.
An embassy event celebrates the seizure of ancient swords from a would-be Russian smuggler.
China Keeps Betting on the Wrong Politicians
Beijing’s relationships in Central and Eastern Europe are falling apart.
Staring Down the Black Hole of Russia’s Future
A Ukrainian victory may be the country’s only chance at long-term salvation.
Incrementalism Is Throttling U.S. Support for Ukraine
Ad hoc, one-off decisions and lagging implementation are undermining the strategic effects of U.S. military assistance.
Georgians Lean West—and Into the Water Cannons
Tbilisi looks to crack down, Moscow-style, on NGOs and free expression.
It’s Ursula von der Leyen’s Europe—for Now
Europe’s president has won high marks from everyone—except the allies she might need for a second term.
The World Isn’t Slipping Away From the West
The United States and Europe get a few things wrong about global attitudes toward Russia’s war in Ukraine.
Is the Ukraine War an Anti-Colonial Struggle?
Fellow victims of Russian imperialism are finding solidarity with Kyiv.
The U.K. Has a Chance to Stop Backsliding on Climate
An upcoming defense review can revive global zero plans.
How Estonia Is Planning for the Worst
The small Baltic nation is learning from Sweden and Finland—and creating a system for civilians to contribute to national defense in case of invasion.
Turkey’s Balancing Act Between Putin and the West
Turkey’s marriage of convenience with Russia may give President Recep Tayyip Erdogan what he needs to win upcoming elections.
Iran Doubles Down on Arms for Russia
Despite fresh salvos of Western sanctions, Tehran and Moscow are buddying up on defense ties.
Putin Has Assembled an Axis of Autocrats Against Ukraine
Russia’s war is receiving critical assistance from authoritarian regimes around the world.
Biden Wants to Reboot America’s Cyber Defenses
The United States is taking a more proactive approach to defending its cyberspace—and everyone else’s.
A Private Company Is Using Social Media to Track Down Russian Soldiers
Open-source investigations were once potent journalistic tools, but in Ukraine, they’re being used on the battlefield.
Russia’s Theft of Children in Ukraine Is Genocide
Moscow is out to destroy a people.
France’s Labor Pains
Despite more than a month of paralyzing strikes, France’s unions are bleeding members, influence, and prestige.
Turkey’s Weak Strongman
Western pundits often admire autocrats for getting things done. Turkey shows why they’re wrong.
Putin’s Russian Critics Are Growing Ever Louder
The most pointed criticisms of the war are coming from those charged with fighting it.
War Hasn’t Deterred Ukraine’s Anti-Corruption Fighters
Activists argue the struggles for state transparency and national liberation are one and the same.
I Was Moscow’s Chief Rabbi. Russia Forced Me to Flee.
Putin claims he’s fighting Nazis in Ukraine while his regime intimidates Jews in Russia.
The Conversation About Ukraine Is Cracking Apart
What government officials are saying in public, and private, is fascinating—and full of contradictions.
To Save France, Macron Is Dividing Europe
Plans to reshape the European Union in France’s image have met stiff resistance.
An End to the War Doesn’t Mean the End of Putin
Russia may well emerge from the war poor, belligerent, and with President Vladimir Putin still in power.
NATO Needs to Welcome Bosnia Before It’s Too Late
With pro-Russian actors on the rise, the window of opportunity is closing.