Trump Wants NATO’s Eyes on China
The Trump administration says countering Beijing’s cyber and commercial power should be a priority for the alliance.
The Inspiration for Terrorism in New Zealand Came From France
The gunman who massacred Muslims was inspired by ideas that have circulated for decades on the French far-right.
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This week, New Zealand saw its worst-ever terrorist attack, and Boeing aircraft around the world were grounded.
Brexiteers Never Wanted Brexit to Begin With
History will show that the biggest obstacle to Brexit was its most fervent supporters. That’s no accident.
The EU’s Next Big Election Is Heading for Disaster
If nationalists keep the momentum in the run-up to the European Parliament elections, the EU will never be the same again.
Germany’s Cold War Enemies May Become Partners
In eastern Germany, center-right Christian Democrats are considering teaming up with far-left former Communists.
Donald Trump Is Watching Sebastian Kurz
Austria’s young chancellor has become a major player in Europe. The White House has taken notice.
Europe Doesn’t Even Agree on Assad Anymore
The latest issue to divide the EU is whether to recognize the legitimacy of Syria’s dictator and help him rebuild his country.
The World’s Many Measles Conspiracies Are All the Same
The deadly disease is spreading rapidly around the globe, fueled by a cratering of social trust.
Hard Brexit Means Hard Times on the Toilet
One consequence of leaving the EU that Brexiteers forgot to reckon with? Nationwide toilet paper shortages.
People of the World, Stop Looking at Moldova!
Politicians in this corner of Eastern Europe insist their country is a stage for geopolitical rivalry between the West and Russia—the better to profit from the attention.
Europe Isn’t Realistic. It’s Weak.
The EU has committed to outsourcing its dirty work to authoritarians in the Middle East and Africa—and to confusing dependence for maturity.
Comedians Will Soon Rule the World
It’s no accident that a growing number of international comics are running for office—and winning.
When European Countries Retreat From Democracy, How Should the U.S. Respond?
The question looms large during Pompeo’s visit to Central Europe.
Macron Is Going Full De Gaulle
France’s president is pushing around Britain, Germany, and Italy—and going back to his country’s foreign-policy roots.
You Only Wish You Had Ukraine’s Democracy
Despite attacks from abroad and corruption at home, Ukrainian democracy isn't failing—it's thriving.
The Future of Politics Is Coming to Poland
Promising newcomers are threatening to tear apart the country’s two-party system in every direction.
Everything You Know About Global Order Is Wrong
If Western elites understood how the postwar liberal system was created, they’d think twice about asking for its renewal.
The Great British Race to Get a Second Passport
As hard Brexit looms ever larger on the horizon, British citizens who want to keep living in Europe are taking matters into their own hands.
Irony Is the Secret to Saving Democracy
How has the Czech Republic avoided the nationalist populism tearing apart Poland and Hungary? By not taking itself too seriously.