The EU’s Buildings Are as Opaque as Its Bureaucracy
Brussels’ sprawling, confusing architecture matches the institution it houses.
The Scramble for Africa’s Athletes
Shady sports agents have taken a page from human traffickers. They’re luring young men to Europe with promises of fame and exploiting them instead.
The U.S. Is Helping Allies Hide Civilian Casualties in Iraq and Syria
The Pentagon is doing its partners in the anti-Islamic State campaign a favor, at the expense of its own transparency.
NATO Prepares to Be Disappointed by the Cheshire Cat President
U.S. allies will not leave Thursday's summit feeling any more reassured than when they arrived.
Belgium and the Netherlands Redraw Borders in a Peaceful Land-Swap
If only the rest of the world’s border disputes were solved this peacefully.
In Brussels, an Extradition and Accusations of Abuse
The case of Mehdi Nemmouche shows the simultaneous struggles facing Western European governments.
Belgian Minister Defends Zero Tolerance Clip as a Joke
Belgium’s migration minister sparked plenty of outrage when he mistook a parody for a pat on the back.
Belgian Minister: Do I Really Need Proof to Say Muslims Danced After Brussels Attacks?
Belgium's interior minister is being asked to explain his claims that Muslims danced in celebration after last month's terrorist attacks.
Europe’s Joint-Smoking, Gay-Club Hopping Terrorists
What if “radicalization” doesn’t look anything like we think it does?
Is Mohamed Abrini the Man in the White Jacket?
It remains unclear whether the man arrested Friday in Belgium is the same one police believe was involved in the airport attacks.
Morocco’s Outlaw Country Is the Heartland of Global Terrorism
The northern Rif mountains have been home to hash-peddlers, smugglers, and outlaws for centuries. Now they’re a breeding ground for Europe’s jihadi terrorists.
The Age of the Lone Wolf is Far From Over
Even as the Islamic State evolves into a more sophisticated network, it will still cultivate unhinged, solo actors to further its fanatical ends.
Belgium’s Failed State Is Guarding America’s Nuclear Weapons
Washington’s traditional nuclear strategy isn’t keeping Europe safe — it’s putting everyone at risk of apocalyptic terrorism.
Could a Toll-Free Number Have Saved Brussels?
All the surveillance and intelligence gathering in the world won’t matter if you can’t stop people from becoming terrorists in the first place.
The Islamic State’s Lone-Wolf Era Is Over
Small-scale attacks by homegrown radicals are out. Complex plots to maximize carnage are in.
Monsters of Our Own Imaginings
Responding to the attacks in Brussels by raising threat levels, issuing travel advisories, and airing melodramatic news coverage makes the Islamic State far more dangerous than it really is.
A Brief History of a Broken Country
Welcome to Belgium, where Francophones and Flemings ignore each other, the King needs two names, and anyone can slip through the cracks — because no one calls it home.