Could a Spy Save Liberal Democracy?
John Le Carré’s latest protagonist bridges his old and new heroes, contending with the question of loyalty to a liberal society in crisis.
Russia’s Role in the Libyan Civil War Gives It Leverage Over Europe
Russia has played all sides in the conflict to get a seat at the negotiating table. Now it wants an end to sanctions.
Trump’s Growing European Base
Attitudes toward the United States are improving across the Atlantic—but only because the right wing is getting stronger.
Europe Can’t Win the Tech War It Just Started
The European Union is running in circles in pursuit of “digital sovereignty.”
‘Russia’s Political Transition Has Arrived Ahead of Schedule’
The entire Russian government has resigned as Putin charts his country’s political future—one that will certainly still include a leading role for him.
Brexit Still Looms Over Northern Ireland’s New Government
Northern Ireland’s leaders have reached a deal to restore power-sharing, but several problems remain unsolved.
Nervous U.S. Allies Brace for Iran Fallout
Gulf and European countries are eyeing Trump with trepidation as they fear more reprisals from Iran.
We Are Not Who We Think We Are
A new book on the West’s declinist anxiety is a welcome antidote to Islamophobic alarmism, but it could go further in debunking misguided notions of “us” and “them.”
When the Green New Deal Goes Global
The left’s increasingly ambitious environmental agenda is rethinking the mechanics of the international economy.
Europe’s Green Deal Could Open a New Front in the Trade War
Economic tensions with China may be soothed, but in 2020, Trump will have other trade concerns to worry about.
10 Important Stories You Might Have Missed in 2019
China’s designs in space, a drought crisis in southern Africa, and other stories you may have missed during this year’s chaotic and nonstop news cycle.
Newly Aggressive Turkey Forges Alliance With Libya
Erdogan’s latest bid to reshape the Mediterranean provides military support to Tripoli against Russian-backed rebels.
There’s Only One Way for Democracies to Save the Planet
The Netherlands is taking the lead in solving climate change—and proving that the rest of the West is doing democracy wrong.
Boris Johnson’s Victory Is Exactly What the EU Wants
The endless Brexit saga has brought uncertainty, instability, and confusion to Brussels. Now European leaders can get on with business.
Emmanuel Macron’s New Strategy Is Disruption
The French president is intentionally trying to change NATO and the EU—and the sooner the rest of Europe realizes it’s for their own good, the better.