Here’s Hoping Trump-Kim Isn’t Like Kennedy-Khrushchev
The inauspicious history of inexperienced presidents personally negotiating with confident adversaries.
Teflon Trudeau Is His Own Worst Enemy
In the absence of a serious political challenge from the left or right, Canada’s prime minister is suffering from self-inflicted damage.
Europe Forgot What ‘Conservative’ Means
If the center-right doesn't reclaim its mission, it will soon be swallowed by populism.
Crown Prince of Disorder
Mohammed bin Salman's consolidation of power is making Saudi Arabia a more unpredictable U.S. ally than ever before.
The New Dutch Disease Is White Nationalism
An upstart far-right party in the Netherlands threatens to entrench xenophobia in one of Europe’s most progressive countries.
Poland’s Misunderstood Holocaust Law
My government wants to ban accusations of Polish wartime complicity for the sake of honoring history.
Germany’s Post-Merkel Power Fraus
The German chancellor's most likely successors are both women — but the similarities end there.
Good Riddance to CIA Director Pompeo
Nobody's throwing goodbye parties at Langley for the outgoing boss.
It’s Time to Play Hardball With Poland
Brussels needs to admit that Warsaw's democratic charade is over.
Mohammed bin Salman Isn’t Wonky Enough
Saudi Arabia’s crown prince knows his country needs an economic overhaul, but his plans don’t add up.
Italy Is the West’s Future
The chaos of Italy's election is the result of long-standing trends — and a preview of what's to come in Europe.
China’s Global Dreams Give Its Neighbors Nightmares
From Russia to Central Asia, Beijing's Belt and Road Initiative triggers bad memories of Chinese imperialism.
How Aleksandar Vucic Became Europe’s Favorite Autocrat
The EU is undermining its credibility by choosing stability over democracy in Serbia
The Most Dangerous Man in Europe Is Jens Weidmann
The front-runner to lead Europe’s central bank doesn't seem to believe in central banking.
Steeling for a Fight
Trump's threatened tariffs won't hurt China. They'll goad the EU to retaliate and could spark a global trade war that won't end well for anyone.
The Italian Center-Left Didn’t Collapse. It Never Existed.
A party with no sense of what it stood for was doomed from the start.
Baathism Caused the Chaos in Iraq and Syria
The United States invaded the Levant 15 years ago – but the region’s scorched-earth ideology has kept the fire burning.
McMaster’s Problem Isn’t Trump. It’s Mattis and Kelly.
The "axis of adults" has been running foreign policy, but the national security advisor was quickly pushed to the kids' table.