List of Europe articles
What Does Nagorno-Karabakh’s Fall Mean for Great Power Influence?
Washington and Moscow care a lot about some post-Soviet conflicts—but are largely ignoring others.
Attention-Seekers and Autocrats Are a Combustible Mix
Geopolitical provocateurs can cause serious diplomatic headaches.
The EU Is Letting Hungary and Poland Erode Democracy
Brussels must take harsher measures against ruling parties in Budapest and Warsaw if it’s serious about upholding democratic norms.
North Korea’s Shell Game Is Not a Game-Changer, Pentagon Says
Moscow’s deal with Pyongyang for more artillery rounds will fill Russian gaps—but likely not turn the tables in Ukraine.
Poland Is Throwing All Its Neighbors Under the Bus
Running for reelection, the Polish government is flailing in every direction to keep its populist credibility.
Why Interest Rate Hikes Don’t Necessarily Tame Inflation
Adam Tooze answers listener questions about inflation.
Rift With Canada Puts Spotlight on India’s Security Services
Trudeau’s accusations suggest New Delhi’s intelligence operatives could lead it down a dark path.
Ursula von der Leyen Is Europe’s Ruthlessly Efficient Machine
How the European Commission president has prepared for a possible second term.
How China Uses Shipping for Surveillance and Control
Beijing’s global maritime operations double as intelligence-gathering outposts.
Ukraine Is Getting Its Abrams—but Not What It Really Wants
U.S. military support for Kyiv continues, but political resistance means no long-range fire.
In Eurasia’s Great Game, Players Are Reconsidering Their Bets
Russia’s war in Ukraine has left Moscow insecure elsewhere.
Why Ukraine Is Not a Priority for the Global South
Increasingly, poor countries are saying to the rich that your priorities won’t mean more to us until ours mean much more to you.
Europe’s Relationship With Iran Has Never Been Worse
The EU is still trying to rekindle the nuclear deal—for now.
It’s Hungary’s Turn to Undermine Sweden’s NATO Accession
All eyes were on Erdogan, but now Orban has found an excuse to be outraged and delay ratification.
Western Voters Support Foreign Aid. Fearful Governments Are Blocking It.
Elected officials, not electorates, are the primary barrier to redistributive policies that would benefit the world’s poorest countries.
Bosnia’s U.S.-Authored Constitution Has Been a Disaster
A deeply flawed document violates basic human rights.
Why There Are No Game-Changing Weapons for Ukraine
There is no alternative to slowly and methodically reducing Russian forces in Ukraine.
The Putin-Kim Summit Kicks Off a New Era for North Korea
Pyongyang has given up on normalizing relations with Washington.
Weapons, Prestige, and Sticking It to the West: Why Putin and Kim Jong Un Are Meeting
Russia needs weapons for Ukraine. North Korea is looking for a quid pro quo.
‘I Am Now More Concerned About the Formidable Threat From China.’
The United States’ and Canada’s chief cyberdefenders talk adversaries and AI.
Greece Is Making a Killing Selling Ships to Russia
The world’s largest ship-owning nation is profiting from the sale of aging vessels, while enabling Moscow’s sanctions evasion.
Wartime Russians Fall Back on an Ancient Survival Strategy
Conformism and acquiescence have a long tradition in a culture of chaos and repression.
Russia’s Would-Be Assassins Still Stalk Europe’s Streets
Moscow’s regular spies have been expelled. Their kill squads are still active.
The Economic and Political Evolution of George Soros
His foundation is shifting away from Europe, while his own approach to China has hardened.
The Dangerous Loophole in Western Sanctions on Russia
Putin’s weaponry runs on advanced electronic components obtained from a hidden international market.
Putin Faces Geopolitical Setback in South Caucasus
Armenia turns toward West after accusing Russia of failing as a partner.
With Nuclear Threats, Putin Plays the West Like a Fiddle
It’s time for Washington to see through the Kremlin’s mind games.
Prigozhin’s Assassination Was Business, Not Revenge
The Wagner chief broke the deal struck with Putin for his survival.
New Russian Schoolbooks Preach Hatred of Ukraine and the West
The Kremlin has taken indoctrination and historical falsification to a new level.
How a German Energy Law Became Part of the Culture War
A reform that experts see as central to achieving Berlin’s climate goals could also catapult the far right into power.
Russia Is Commandeering the U.N. Cybercrime Treaty
The last international agreement on digital crime was in 2001. Why are experts so worried about this one?
France’s Concern for Gabon’s Democracy Is Too Little, Too Late
Paris is complicit in the lack of social and democratic progress that prompted the coup.
Turkey’s Halt on Iraqi Oil Exports Is Shaking Up Global Markets
A diplomatic deadlock over a 50-year-old pipeline agreement is wreaking havoc in the region—and beyond.
Russia’s Illegal Bridges Have Ukrainian Crosshairs on Them
Kyiv is determined to destroy a major supply line into occupied Crimea.
How the Myth of Colorblindness Endangers France’s Future
The refusal to gather data on race and ethnicity is exacerbating inequality, increasing social segregation, and preventing badly needed reforms.
Adam Tooze: Why Russia’s Economy Is Performing Better Than the West Had Hoped
The ruble is down and interest rates are surging, but vast oil revenue is keeping Moscow afloat.
Should the West Keep Arming Ukraine or Push for Peace?
A slow counteroffensive hasn’t led to major breakthroughs—prompting calls for negotiation rather than escalation.
What Cities Can Teach Countries About Tackling Climate Change
Urban areas have made more progress than national governments on climate change—and offer a compelling political roadmap.
The Word That Captures Nigerians’ Feelings About the Future
“Japa” contains both the hope and the pain of wanting to leave one’s country behind for better opportunities.
Belarus Is Abducting Ukrainian Children in Plain Sight
A trail of evidence on social networks and state media detail Minsk’s role in a potential war crime
The Muslim Brotherhood’s Survival Is Now in Question
Turkey has turned its back on the Islamist group, eliminating one of its last safe havens.
Northern Ireland’s Unionists Are Fighting for Survival
A sense of betrayal by Westminster and lost status have fueled extremism and weakened commitment to peaceful power-sharing.
Backdoor Negotiations Over Ukraine Would Be a Disaster
Mediation offers from China aren’t made in good faith.
Israel’s Supreme Court Must Not Repeat Hungary’s Mistake
The judiciary needs to strike down Netanyahu’s judicial reform before he turns Israel into a sham democracy—just as Viktor Orban did in Hungary.
The Black Sea Grain Initiative Is Not About Hungry Kids in Africa
The image of starving Africans may score propaganda points for the West, but Russia’s suspension of the deal arguably does more harm to wealthier countries.
Europe’s Northern Flank Is More Stable Than You Think
Are NATO, Russia, and China about to play a new Great Game in the Arctic? Don’t hold your breath.
Western Agencies Offer an Open Door for Russian Defectors
The CIA and MI6 are promising a trust Moscow lacks.
How Dictators Make Money—and Money Makes Dictators
A new history of Russia’s ruble highlights the reciprocal relationship between autocracy and monetary policy.
The British Experiment in Self-Government Continues
“Follow the Money” traces an economy in crisis.
Sanctions Haven’t Stopped Russians From Having Their Fun in the Sun
Boeing aircraft are still plying tourist routes from Moscow to Turkey, Egypt, and Thailand, and they’re refueling—and possibly getting repairs—en route.
Europe and Latin America Pledge Partnership Over Polarization
At a summit in Brussels, the EU and CELAC committed to deepening business and political ties.
The EU Can’t Treat Ukrainian Refugees Like Short-Term Visitors
Ukrainians are in Europe to stay. The bloc can help itself—and Kyiv—by better integrating them.
Putin’s Fear of Strong Generals Is as Old as Russia Itself
Prigozhin’s rise and fall is the latest example of what happens when a ruler in Moscow fears the power of military underlings.
Why Ukraine’s Counteroffensive Has Been Slower Than Expected
Former CIA analyst Andrea Kendall-Taylor with the big-picture view on Russia’s war in Ukraine.
Can Norwegian Phosphate Help Save the World From China’s Blackmail?
A major discovery could have transformative industrial potential.
Elon Musk’s Twitter Is Becoming a Sewer of Disinformation
Changes to the platform have systematically amplified authoritarian state propaganda.
Europe Can Flex Its Military Muscle to Protect Postwar Ukraine
Integrating Kyiv into the Joint Expeditionary Force would help deter Moscow.
A (Mostly Secret) Revolution Is Afoot in NATO’s Military
New defense plans signal the biggest alliance overhaul since the Cold War.
Cluster Bombs Are Terrible. Ukraine Still Needs Them.
I saw the impact of these weapons on my homeland—but Biden’s decision was right.
It Was Set Up to Regulate Telegraphs. Now It’s Grappling With AI.
The U.N.’s oldest agency is taking on the world’s newest technology.
The Pernicious Delusion of Colorblind Policymaking
From the United States to France, rich democracies are ignoring racial realities—and hurting social policy.
Russia’s Nuclear Option Hangs Over Ukraine and NATO
Some Western officials say Putin’s nuclear threats are all talk. Others are more wary.
The Long, Destructive Shadow of Obama’s Russia Doctrine
A series of bad decisions during the Obama years prepared the ground for Vladimir Putin’s war.
Prigozhin’s Failed Coup Was a Blessing in Disguise
In times of political instability, Washington prefers the nuclear devil it knows.
Anders Fogh Rasmussen: ‘Putin Has Exploited Our Hesitation’
NATO’s former secretary-general on the case for arming Ukraine and what to expect at the Vilnius summit.
Erdogan’s Long Arm Threatens Kurdish Exiles in Sweden
Those who fled Turkey are now facing extradition as Ankara seeks concessions from Stockholm before approving its NATO bid.
2 Options to Prevent the Next Russian Invasion of Ukraine
Will it be NATO membership or the Israel model?
Latvia’s New President Wants a Clean Break With the Soviet Past
Eastern Europe’s first openly gay head of state looks to firmly plant the country in the West.
German Defense Companies Could Be Europe’s Arsenal of Democracy
But for the Bundeswehr to fight will take a culture shift, not just weapons orders.
The Putin-Prigozhin Fight Now Has a Syrian Battlefield
The Kremlin is trying to take control of the Wagner Group’s Middle Eastern empire.
‘Calling Ukraine’ Captures a World the War Destroyed
A joyful and tragicomic novel has been given extra weight by Russia’s invasion.
Prigozhin Should Study Europe’s Greatest Mercenary
Albrecht von Wallenstein was the Holy Roman Empire’s power broker—until he clashed with his superior.
Will Disunity Drive the Tories Out of Downing Street?
A new book charts the troubled path of the U.K. Conservative Party in the wake of Brexit.
Adam Tooze: How Putin Overstretched His Military in Ukraine
Last weekend’s mutiny was partly the product of a mismanaged authoritarian state.
Russia’s Nukes Are Probably Secure From Rogue Actors
Moscow has a tight command-and-control system—but there’s always a risk.
The World’s Immigration Policies Are Outdated. Here’s How to Catch Up.
The nature of global migration has transformed since rules were put in place in 1951.
Wagner Mutiny Rattles the Kremlin’s War in Ukraine
With its good fighters out of the picture, Russia’s manpower problems get worse.
Russia’s Periphery Takes Note of Putin’s Sudden Weakness
In Central Asia and the Caucasus, the Wagner rebellion has exposed Russia’s fragility.