Austria, Not France, Is the Model for Europe’s Crackdown on Islamists
Sebastian Kurz’s government failed to stop a recent terrorist attack, but he has been saying—and doing—what Emmanuel Macron is proposing for years.
Can Europe’s Green Parties Learn to Love Power?
Austria offers a dispiriting preview of the future of progressive politics.
After Flattening the Curve, Austria Takes a Gamble
Under political and public pressure, Austria has begun to reopen the economy. Will that backfire?
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.