If Sebastian Kurz Is Everything, He’s Nothing
The Austrian chancellor could become a star in an unprecedented coalition with the Green party—but that's not the sort of history he's interested in making.
Putting Our Own People First
Defining “us” and “them” is crucial for the success of far-right parties, and the boundaries are constantly shifting.
Corruption and Collusion Can’t Stop Austria’s Far-Right
Austrian nationalists were caught red-handed in an attempted foreign conspiracy—but the party’s future is as bright as ever.
Conservatism’s Wunderkind Is Getting Swallowed by the Far-Right
Austria’s chancellor made a deal with populists, and it’s not going according to plan.
Donald Trump Is Watching Sebastian Kurz
Austria’s young chancellor has become a major player in Europe. The White House has taken notice.
Eastern Europe’s Populists Don’t Care About Italy
Matteo Salvini wants to be buddies with anti-immigrant leaders in Hungary, Poland, and Austria. But sometimes geography trumps ideology.
Not All Russia-Friendly Policies Are Nefarious
Why won't Austria — and its pro-Russia, far-right foreign ministry — punish Vladimir Putin? The real answer isn't the obvious one.
The Battle for Austria’s Right Is a Harbinger for the Rest of Europe
In Vienna, the center-right and populist right are vying for power. All of Europe is watching.
Meet the First Millennial to Run a Western Country
Nobody knows if 31-year-old Sebastian Kurz is an establishment conservative or a far-right populist — and that’s why he’ll soon be running Austria.
Austrian Far-Right Politicians Travel to Moscow to Grease Ties Between Trump, Putin
They reportedly met with Trump’s national security adviser Michael Flynn in New York last month.
The Weekend Behind, the Week Ahead: Italians Voted No. Plus, No Neo-Nazis for Austria, and Tweets for Trump.
Here's a quick rundown of top world news you may have missed over the weekend.
Germany + Nazi Denial = Austria
Europe’s German-speaking countries have everything in common — except honesty about the Third Reich.
Austrian Supreme Court: If You’re Wearing a Face Veil, You Can’t Communicate
Austria's supreme court ruled that a company boss's refusal to let a woman wear the full face veil at work was constitutional.
Austria’s Far-Right May Live to See Another Day
Austria's far-right won a case that will allow them to contest the results of last month's presidential election.
A Putsch With a Pretty Face
Austria’s likely next president is a handsome, soft-spoken former engineer. He’s also a far-right, racist, xenophobe.
Remembering war, angrily: Australians ban British from battle commemoration
The Australians have banned British descendants from attending a ceremony for the dead at the Battle of Fromelles, of July 1916.
Austria Out-Eats America, but America Is Still Fatter
The onetime heavyweight champ has been ousted.