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A person wearing a white mask with red tears takes part in a march calling on the European Union to condemn China’s treatment of the Uyghur population in Brussels on April 27, 2018.

China and Europe Are Breaking Over Human Rights

Europe’s leaders want autonomy to strike deals with Beijing, but public outcry over the Uyghurs is forcing their hand.

Sebastian Kurz and Charles Michel wear face masks.

This Is Europe’s Vaccine Rollout Going According to Plan

Member states are shirking responsibility for the system they designed—even when they’re the primary beneficiaries.

A transparent model car is displayed at the Huawei booth during the Beijing International Automotive Exhibition on Sept. 27, 2020.

To Face Off Against China, Copy Its Playbook

Biden should unite allies with a giant “Made in the Free World” project.

Joe Biden, the Democratic presidential candidate, delivers a foreign-policy statement on Iran at Chelsea Piers in New York, on Jan. 7, 2020.

Did Biden Wait Too Long to Engage Iran?

Held back by infighting and hard-liners on the Hill, the administration may have squandered precious time to save the Iran nuclear deal, critics say.

Secretary of State Antony Blinken attends his confirmation hearing before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations in Washington, on Jan. 19.

Signaling a New Willingness to Talk, Biden Scrambles to Save Iran Nuclear Deal

The new administration is looking for an interim road map—but insists it won’t be pressured by Tehran’s deadline to halt inspections next week.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel deliberates with then-U.S. President Donald Trump at the G-7 summit Charlevoix, Canada, on June 9, 2018.

America Is Back. But Can Allies Ever Trust It Again?

Fears of another Trump make it even more urgent that allies work with Biden now.

Chinese President  Xi Jinping, European Council President Charles Michel, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen hold a video conference during the EU-China summit on Sept. 14, 2020.

America Is Back. Europe, Are You There?

Europeans say they want cooperation with Washington. Their latest actions speak a different language.

An Afghan moneychanger counts U.S. dollar notes

America’s Currency Is as Weirdly Outdated as Its Political Structure

The dollar’s aesthetic conservatism is a sign of how hard reform is in the United States.

Two men wait for their vaccinations at Treptow Arena’s vaccine center in Berlin, on Dec. 27, 2020.

Why Europe Is Falling Behind on Vaccines

It’s a perfect storm of under procurement, overzealous regulators, and anti-vaccine populations.

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Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban addresses a press conference at the end of a European People’s Party meeting at the European Parliament in Brussels on March 20, 2019.

How the European Parliament Entrenched the Region’s Autocrats

European parties were supposed to create a European democracy. Instead, they’ve given cover to bad actors.

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro speaks during a press conference at Miraflores Palace in Caracas on Feb. 14, 2020.

The EU Tries and Fails Again on Venezuela

Instead of issuing limp statements, Europe should join Washington to get Maduro’s regime to negotiate with the democratic opposition.

Police officers inspect the truck of a driver working in the shellfish industry who brought his truck to central London to protest

Britain’s Been Hammered by Brexit, but It Got the Vaccine Right

The positive contrast with the European Union’s COVID-19 vaccine debacle has masked a rocky exit from Europe.

U.S. President Joe Biden greets Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry

Why Biden Has a Better Shot at Saving the Climate Than Obama Did

He has a lot more nations and interest groups on his side, and this time the promise of millions of new clean jobs is real.

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the European Union headquarters in Brussels on Feb. 6, 2015.

French Ambassador: EU Working Toward ‘Common Action’ With Biden on Iran, COVID-19

But Philippe Etienne says France won’t surrender its dream of “strategic autonomy.”

German Chancellor Angela Merkel stands behind Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin during the G20 summit in Osaka on June 28, 2019.

Germany Is Pouring Cold Water on the Biden-Europe Love Fest

Even the arrival of a pro-European U.S. administration can’t paper over unmistakable signs of trans-Atlantic trouble.

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, European Council President Charles Michel, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron, and Chinese President Xi Jinping are seen on a screen during a video conference to approve an investment pact between China and the European Union in Brussels on Dec. 30, 2020.

Europe Is Getting Closer to China, But Biden Can Pull It Back

In negotiations with Beijing over a new investment treaty, Brussels has asserted its autonomy from Washington. A human rights focus could repair the transatlantic rift.

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