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The Gazprom logo is seen at the International Gas Forum in St. Petersburg on Oct. 7.

How Will Moscow Use Its Energy Leverage Over Europe?

The Kremlin holds one of the keys to resolving Europe’s energy crisis.

Demonstrators protest against electricity tariffs in Madrid

Why This Energy Crisis Is Different

Climate change and the policies to curb it lie behind skyrocketing gas, coal, and electricity prices in Europe and Asia.

Biden and Macron at NATO in Brussels

Don’t Underestimate the AUKUS Rift With France

Paris doesn’t speak for Europe, but it can disrupt transatlantic ties.

International terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York

America’s Pandemic Travel Bans No Longer Make Sense

A thoughtless, unscientific policy of closed borders—even to vaccinated travelers—does a little more damage every day.

Montenegro's President Milo Djukanovic, Serbia's President Aleksandar Vucic, Albania's Prime Minister Edi Rama and North Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev pose for a photograph prior to a regional summit in Tirana on Dec. 21, 2019.

The Balkans Don’t Believe the EU Anymore

The European Union’s next candidates for accession have realized the process is leading nowhere—and are acting accordingly.

Man gives thumbs-up in Belgium after getting vaccine

Belgium’s COVID-19 Comeback Is a Model for the World

Europe’s poster child for pandemic dysfunction can now teach other countries how to beat the disease.

Albanian prime minister flashes victory sign.

Edi Rama Is Building Bridges to Europe—or Nowhere

As an artist, he dreamed of the West. As Albanian prime minister, the West is letting him down.

Industrial robots prepare to attach doors to the body of an ID.3 electric car at a Volkswagen factory in Zwickau, Germany, on Feb. 25, 2020.

What Biden Can Learn From Europe’s Industrial Policy

It’s not about the size of a spending package but about sharing brainpower and creating networks.

A container ship sails on the Mediterranean Sea during a thunderstorm about 20 nautical miles from Malta on Sept. 24, 2017.

Free Trade Is Dead. Risky ‘Managed Trade’ Is Here.

The old trade order has gone out the window at breathtaking speed. What comes next is very slippery.

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban takes part in a press conference at the Visegrad Summit in Lublin, Poland, on Sept. 11, 2020.

The Dangerous Farce of Late-Stage Orbanism

Lashing out at vulnerable minorities is the hallmark of a weak bully who fears losing power.

Belarusian leader Aleksandr Lukashenko speaks at a conference of the Union of Women in Minsk on Sept. 17, 2020.

The West Gets Serious With Lukashenko—but Not Serious Enough

New sanctions are already affecting the regime’s behavior. Let’s tighten them.

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, U.S. President Joe Biden, and French President Emmanuel Macron during the G-7 Summit in Cornwall, England, on June 11.

Biden Is Falling Into the Same Trap With Europe as Obama

Washington’s myopic focus on Berlin and Brussels is a grave mistake. The rest of Europe shouldn’t be flyover country.

Biden tours Pfizer manufacturing plant

Bidenomics Is ‘America First’ With a Brain

Trump’s economic revolution is alive and well—and continuing in abler hands.

U.S. President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden arrive at Cornwall Airport in Cornwall, England, on June 9.

What’s the Point of the G-7?

As Biden attends the summit, it’s worth asking whether this group—or other alliances of democracies—can really get anything done.

Young supporters of Belarus’s opposition carry a European Union flag at a rally in Minsk on Oct. 14, 2007.

After the Pandemic, the EU Must Prove Its Worth

To revive the project, Europe’s leaders should reassert the union as a global power.

Belarus democracy protesters in Berlin

To Get at Lukashenko, Punish His ‘Moneybags’

To impress the Belarusian dictator, go after his and his associates’ wealth.

Supporters of President Donald Trump protest outside the Clark County Election Department on November 7, 2020 in North Las Vegas, Nevada.

U.S. Democrats Can Learn From the European Left’s Failures

The demise of center-left parties across Europe is a warning to Democrats focused on divisive cultural issues rather than bread-and-butter economics.

An Air France Boeing 777

Russia Blocks 2 Airlines Over Belarus Spat

Not all airlines have been affected, but Air France and Austrian Airlines have been forced to cancel flights.

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