Ursula von der Leyen Isn’t Perfect, but She’s Better Than the Alternative
Opposing the compromise candidate for EU commission president will further empower populists and Euroskeptics.
The Brexit Debate Never Ends
Plus: Japan and South Korea’s diplomatic dispute, Mexico’s new finance minister, and the other stories we’re following today.
What Can Europe Do About Iran?
Plus: Sudan’s final transition deal, Parliament’s plan to stop a no-deal Brexit, and what to watch in the world this week.
Merkel’s Final Mistake Is Her Chosen Successor
Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer is in line to take over as German chancellor—but there’s no telling if she’ll survive long enough to get the job.
Spain’s Formula to Live Forever
The country is set to boast the world’s longest life expectancy by 2040. What are the Spanish doing right?
Christine Lagarde Won, but This Isn’t a Game
Europe is celebrating new leadership, but its central bank will have to confront problems that have no easy answers.
The Death of Ukraine’s Liberals
Western-oriented reformers are about to get completely wiped out in parliamentary elections—and they have nobody to blame but themselves.
Emmanuel Macron, Part Deux
He’s relaunched his presidency for its second half. But is the makeover in style or substance?
Will China and the U.S. Resume Talks?
Plus: Iran's continuing war of words, Hong Kong activists eye G20 summit, and the other stories we’re following today.
This Is No Way to Pick a Prime Minister
Britain's process for replacing Theresa May is hard-fought, high-stakes—and completely undemocratic.
The Secret Sources of Populism
It is a direct response to the West’s loss of prestige and authority. And it won’t be the last political trend sparked from the outside.
Here Comes Boris
Plus: Egypt’s Mohamed Morsi dies in court, the United States sends more troops to the Middle East, and the other stories we’re following today.
Iran in Retreat From Nuclear Deal
Plus: Hong Kong enters its second week of protest, Mexico begins its migration crackdown, and what to watch in the world this week.
Document of the Week: Facebook Disappoints Authorities—Again
The doctored Nancy Pelosi video hardly marks the first time the social media giant has faced backlash. Consider Germany in 2015.
Belgium’s Beijing Embassy Calls Chinese Cops on Uighur Family
Belgian officials say their small country can't risk offending China.
Hong Kong’s Last Stand
Plus: Mexico faces new pressure on immigration, Germany meets with Iran, and what to watch in the world this week.
The World This Weekend
Chaos worsens in Sudan, Theresa May exits No. 10 Downing St., and the United States marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day.
How Brexit Was Radicalized
Euroskepticism was once the purview of policy wonks. The Leave campaign changed all that, and in doing so may have undermined Britain’s Conservative Party for a generation.
May Leaves, Brexit Remains
Plus: Hong Kong prepares for protest over mainland extradition, Ethiopia tries to mediate in Sudan, and the other stories we're following today.