How Biden Can Thwart Putin Loyalists in Bulgaria
Pro-Russian nationalists are close to taking power in Sofia. Washington can weaken them by offering recognition of North Macedonia’s nationhood.
When Voters Chase Novelty
New parties are emerging faster than ever before, and as Bulgaria shows, this can threaten the stability of democracy.
Western Europe Is Losing Its Immigrants
Eastern Europeans are returning home in droves. Here’s what that means for Eastern Europe’s economies—and the European Union.
If Trump Wins, America Could Look a Lot Like Bulgaria
Corruption, oligarchs, and media concentration have weakened Bulgarian democracy.
NATO Defense Funds Have Been Building for Years, but Trump Wants the Credit
Renewed defense spending by European states is in part a response to Russian aggression.
For Eastern Europe, Brussels Is the New Moscow
After upcoming elections in Poland, Hungary, Bulgaria, and Romania, healing Europe’s east-west divide will be more urgent than ever.
Refighting the Balkan Wars Won’t Lead to a Seat at the Table in Brussels
Historical feuds still threaten to stop Eastern European countries from joining the EU.
Russia’s Pipe Dreams Are Europe’s Nightmare
Putin’s plans to run the TurkStream pipeline through the Balkans won’t end well.
When Killing the Messenger Becomes the Norm
More journalists are assassinated than die in war zones.
Is the ‘Jihadi Drug’ Moving Out of Syria?
The DEA says Captagon production is shifting back to Europe. Experts are doubtful.
‘Bulgarian Donald Trump’ Wants Gay Politicians Outed
Ahead of next week’s pride parade, one parliamentarian suggests homosexuality is a conflict of interest for politicians.
The Weekend Behind, The Week Ahead: Bias-Based Crimes in America, Elections in Bulgaria, Peace Deal in Colombia, Obama off to Europe
Here's the rundown of what happened this past weekend and what to look for this week while you sip your Monday morning coffee.
The Weekend Behind, The Week Ahead
A quick look over your Monday morning coffee at some of the weekend's top stories from around the world.
Turns Out This is a Bad Time to Joke About Blowing Up a Plane
A flight from Poland to Egypt was grounded after a drunken passenger joked to the crew that he had brought a bomb on board.
Why the energy agendas of the United States, Europe, and Russia are colliding head-on in Bulgaria, a small, Russophile country in the far-off corner of Europe.