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Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen stands on a boat looking toward wind turbines in the Middelgrunden offshore wind farm in Oeresund, between Denmark and Sweden, on April 22.

Denmark’s Plan for a Green Future

For a maritime nation, curtailing transport emissions is the first step.

Employees from the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration and the Danish Emergency Management Agency work to cull minks after a new strain of the coronavirus was discovered in mink farms in Gjol, Denmark, on Oct. 8.

Will Virus Mutations Threaten COVID-19 Vaccines?

We don't yet know whether new variants of the coronavirus may impede vaccines’ efficacy. But they shouldn’t change anything about our approach to public health.

A picture taken on June 6, 2018, shows a fish farm in the Sorvagsfjorour fjord on Vagar island, one of the Faroe Islands.

Forget Greenland, There’s a New Strategic Gateway to the Arctic

The Faroe Islands have a history of trading with everyone who will buy their fish. With growing tensions in the Arctic region, the islands are now receiving more attention from superpowers.

German Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer speaks to the media to present the Bundeswehr's new volunteer service program on July 23, in Berlin.

Ask What You Can Do for Your Country

Western countries need national service programs, and Germany is leading the way.

The town of Ilulissat, Greenland

Trump’s Budget Puts Down Stakes in Greenland

Trump’s plan to buy the vast Arctic island fell short. But his administration is allocating half a million dollars moving ahead to build a U.S. consulate there.

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.

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