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Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen talks to the press after U.S. President Donald Trump canceled his state visit in Copenhagen on Aug. 21.

Greenland, Red Lights

Trump’s Denmark debacle and what will follow.

NASA avionics technician Lauren Prinski looks out the window of a research aircraft before takeoff from Thule Air Base in Greenland on March 30, 2017.

Here’s How Trump Should Have Approached Greenland

The United States can build on its strategic toehold without buying the entire country.

Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen talks to the press after U.S. President Donald Trump canceled his state visit after her government said its territory of Greenland was not for sale in Copenhagen on Aug. 21.

Trump’s Spat With Denmark Could Cost Him Against Iran

The Danes may have been considering joining the United States’ maritime security force—until the U.S. president exploded over Greenland.

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to the media before departing from the White House in Washington on Aug. 21.

Why Trump Fails at Making Deals

His fumbles with China, Iran, North Korea, India, and now Denmark are evidence of what the people who know him best have long said: The U.S. president is actually a poor negotiator.

A 1747 map of Greenland.

American Imperialists Have Always Dreamed of Greenland

Trump’s reported hopes of buying the Danish island exemplify his 19th-century values.

Tommy Morck stands next to a local SDF commander, Murat Amed, in Ayn Issa, Syria, on March 17, 2017.

Harsh Homecoming

They fought the Islamic State. Now they’re fighting to stay out of jail.

Youth members prepare for the visit of the head of the Social Democrats, Mette Frederiksen (displayed on banners), at a meeting celebrating the International Workers' Day in Aalborg, Denmark on May 1.

Did the Left Really Win in Denmark?

The Social Democrats are poised to lead the next government, but after adopting the far-right’s anti-immigration agenda the party isn’t what it used to be.

An equation written at a secondary school on Dec. 1, 2014 in London. (Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

The Welfare State Is Committing Suicide by Artificial Intelligence

Denmark is using algorithms to deliver benefits to citizens—and undermining its own democracy in the process.

U.S. President Donald Trump waves to reporters as he and White House Chief of Staff John Kelly (R) leave the weekly Senate Republican Policy Committee luncheon in the U.S. Capitol on Nov. 28, 2017.

When Fighting Domestic Terrorism, You Get What You Pay For

The Trump administration has gutted the budget for fighting far-right extremists, making it harder to stop attacks like the Pittsburgh massacre.

The Danske Bank building in Copenhagen, Denmark.

The Danske Bank Scandal Is the Tip of the Iceberg

Financial institutions and the governments that regulate them aren’t doing nearly enough to prevent money laundering.  

Croatia and Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric appears in court to testify in a corruption trial in Osijek, Croatia, on June 13, 2017. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Croatia’s Soccer Stars Should Be Heroes. Instead, They’re Hated.

A corruption scandal involving the country’s top club and the national team’s captain has enraged Croatian fans.

Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai (R) of Zimbabwe, Danish minister of development Ulla Tornaes (C) and Danish foreign minister Per Stig Moller (L) look on during their joint press conference in Copenhagen on June 17, 2009.  Tsvangirai is on an official visit to Denmark. AFP PHOTO/SCANPIX/Kristian Juul Pedersen (Photo credit should read Kristian Juul Pedersen/AFP/Getty Images)

Danes Tout Family Planning Aid to Africa to ‘Limit Migration’ to Europe

Family planning can tackle an array of women’s health issues -- but is also apparently a tool to limit the flood of migrants.

Flemming Rose, the foreign affairs editor at the Danish newspaper Jyllands Posten and author of 'Tyranny of Silence' drinks a glass of water during the book launch of Freedom of Speech under Attack at in The Hague, on April 23, 2015. Flemming Rose was principally responsible for the September 2005 publication of the cartoons that initiated the Jyllands-Posten Muhammad cartoons controversy in early 2006. AFP PHOTO / ANP / MARTIJN BEEKMAN   =NETHERLANDS OUT=        (Photo credit should read Martijn Beekman/AFP/Getty Images)

Did the Terrorists Win in Denmark?

The Danish editor who published the notorious Mohammed cartoons now says his newspaper stood by him in public while trying to silence him in private.

NAURU, NAURU:  The barren and bankrupt island state of the Republic of Nauru awaits the arrival of 521 mainly Afghan refugees, 11 September 2001 which have been refused entry into Australia.  The 25-square-kilometers of land encompassing Nauru has been devastated by phosphate mining which once made the Micronesian Nauruans the second wealthiest people per capita on earth.          AFP PHOTO/Torsten BLACKWOOD (Photo credit should read )

Australia Treats Refugees Horribly. But Denmark Wants a Peek at That Playbook.

A group of Danish parliamentarians won rare access to an Australian offshore detention center where abuse and exploitation are rampant.

An anti goverment protester flashes a victory sign during the clashes between protestors and riot police on Taksim square in Istanbul on June 22, 2013.  Turkish police used water cannon today to disperse thousands of demonstrators who had gathered anew in Istanbul's Taksim Square, calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.    AFP PHOTO / OZAN KOSE        (Photo credit should read OZAN KOSE/AFP/Getty Images)

Europe’s Freedom of Speech Fail

Even historic defenders of speech like Denmark and the United Kingdom are starting to choose "social harmony" over free expression.

The anti-muslim Danish Pegida clone "For Frihed" (For Freedom) marched in the centre of Copenhagen, Denmark on 9 April 2016 protected by upwards a hundred police, while some 60 anti-Pegida demonstrators attempted to disrupt the march. The march took place on the date, when Denmark was occupied by German forces in 1940. 
In photo: Policemen protection the marchers. Denmark 9 April 2016 (Photo by )

In Defense of Denmark

With right-wing parties on the rise in Sweden and Germany, the restrictive immigration policies of cold-hearted Copenhagen are beginning to look awfully sensible.

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