Our Best Weekend Reads
Pakistan’s military boom is an economic bust, and looking back on the Christchurch attack.
Can the Czech Republic Tear Down Europe’s Rainbow Curtain?
Eastern Europe has long resisted same-sex marriage. Prague might be about to change that.
Irony Is the Secret to Saving Democracy
How has the Czech Republic avoided the nationalist populism tearing apart Poland and Hungary? By not taking itself too seriously.
How an Internet Impostor Exposed the Underbelly of the Czech Media
When politicians own the press, trolls have the last laugh.
The Nationalist Internationale Is Crumbling
Steve Bannon is trying to sell Trumpism to Eastern Europeans—but shared ideologies die hard when they run into economic and military realities.
Prague Opened the Door to Chinese Influence. Now It May Need to Change Course.
The fall of a shadowy Chinese oil magnate may bring a reckoning to cozy Czech-Chinese relations.
Hungary and Poland Aren’t Democratic. They’re Authoritarian.
Central Europe’s populist revolt against the EU isn’t about safeguarding the West. It’s about rolling back freedoms and cozying up to Russia.
The Fight Against European Populism Is Far From Over
Czech President Milos Zeman’s re-election sends a clear message.
If a President Is Dying, and Nobody Says Anything, Does It Make a Sound?
The Czech Republic's populist president is running for re-election — and his ailing health is an open secret.
A Billionaire, a Minority Government, and a Few Communists Walk Into Parliament…
Confused? So are Czechs.
Why Americans Should (Maybe) Worry About Czech Elections
Is Prague about to toss out liberal values? It’s complicated.
Is the Czech Republic Falling Under Putin’s Shadow?
Central Europe and the Balkans are slowly but surely slipping away from the West’s embrace.
The Brief Life, and Looming Death, of Europe’s ‘SWAT Team for Truth’
The Czech Republic launched the continent’s first center to combat fake news in January. It might not survive the year.
Americans, Need Help in Syria? Call the Czechs.
Prague parlays its unique position in Syria into being America's protecting power.