Slow Down, Emmanuel Macron!
The French president is looking toward the future—but his country feels left behind.
The Corrupt Shall Inherit Ukraine
In a country where even the anti-corruption prosecutors abuse their power, it's hard to say who the good guys are.
It’s Been 25 Years Since Anyone in Italy Trusted the Government
Italian populism is still fueled by corruption scandals that are over two decades old.
East Germany’s Far-Right Problem Is 300 Years Old
There are deep—very deep—historical reasons why far-right resentment has flourished in eastern Germany.
The Catholic Church Is a Dysfunctional Workplace
The ferocity of the Vatican’s civil war has less to do with theology or justice than petty office politics.
How to Restart War in the Balkans
The Trump administration will regret looking for simple solutions to Eastern Europe's territorial disputes.
Macron’s Celebrity Apprentice Is a Nightmare
Nicolas Hulot is a combination of Donald Trump and Al Gore—and the French president will regret ever putting him in his Cabinet.
Putin Is Sneaking Up on Europe From the South
The Kremlin understands that the best way to undermine the West is through its soft underbelly—the Middle East.
Jeremy Corbyn Doesn’t Translate Into German
A new movement wants to revolutionize Germany’s left-of-center politics—but the country’s voters won't follow in British and French footsteps.
The International Army Games Are Decadent and Depraved
What attending a tank biathlon outside of Moscow taught me about contemporary Russia.
Lawmakers Want Classified Documents on Trump’s Meeting with Putin
Top Democrats still worry the president is hiding commitments he gave the Russian leader.
Europe’s Donald Can Fight Dirty, Too
Donald Tusk is the mild-mannered president of a quiet EU institution—and the West’s loudest voice against populism.
The European Union Needs Its Own Charles de Gaulle
There’s nothing wrong with today’s EU that France’s legendary 20th-century leader didn’t see coming—and didn’t try to fix when he had the chance.
Meet the Middle East’s Peace of Westphalia Re-enactors
Can a series of far-flung, high-level conferences bring peace to the Middle East by applying lessons from 17th-century Europe?
Putin Is Building a Bosnian Paramilitary Force
With elections approaching in October, Russia has ramped up its support for Bosnia's Serb separatists.
Europe Has Criminalized Humanitarianism
As charity workers get arrested for saving drowning migrants, Europeans are reckoning with the widening gap between their politics and morality.
It’s Time for the United States and Europe to Face the Politics of Cultural Displacement
Ethnic nationalism is about more than just economic anxieties.
Trump Is Losing His Own 3D Chess Game
Trade is a complex global system. The White House has misidentified the problem—and created much bigger ones.
France’s Far-Right Claims a Left-Anarchist Martyr as Its Own
Why French conservatives' new favorite philosopher is Simone Weil.
Spain’s Dictator Is Dead, but the Debate About Him Lives On
Francisco Franco ran Spain with an iron fist for decades—and created myths about his rule that are only now starting to come undone.