Is Armin Laschet Too Gemütlich?
Angela Merkel’s most likely successor is promising continuity with her style of politics—but that may not be up to him.
We’re All Brexiteers Now
A look at Swiss politics shows that Euroskepticism is in the United Kingdom to stay.
Macron Wants a French Empire Built on Language
Can France’s president redeem a language of colonialism to project global power today?
The Quiet and Dangerous Way U.S. Politics Is Becoming Europeanized
Americans are aware that Democrats and Republicans have become polarized—but they’ve misunderstood how.
The Deadly Crash of Europe’s Second Wave
The continent thought it had the coronavirus beat—and had its guard down when it mattered most.
The Arab Spring Changed Everything—in Europe
A decade after Arabs started a regional revolution, it’s the neighboring continent that will never be the same.
How to Kick-Start a New Trans-Atlantic Era
The European Union’s foreign minister explains his vision for a new U.S.-Europe partnership for the next four years.
What Is Europe’s ‘Once-in-a-Generation’ Offer to America?
The EU vows to seize the opportunity posed by the new U.S. administration—but muddled strategy still stands in the way.
Europe Needed Borders. The Coronavirus Built Them.
The pandemic has the continent increasingly discussing its common boundaries—and common identity.
The Ghost of Blinken Past
In 1987, Biden’s pick for secretary of state offered a warning. He should heed it today.
Europe May Cheer Biden’s Win—But It Threatens Macron’s Grand Project
France is going to have a harder time selling “strategic autonomy” without the foil of the Trump administration to drive it.
In the Trenches With the Colonizer
The French Senegalese writer David Diop revises the modernist archetype with a protagonist long excluded from World War I literature: the African soldier on the front lines.
The West’s Constitutional Crises Threaten the Economy’s Last Best Hope
Central banks have kept their economies afloat this year—but political dysfunction is pushing them past the breaking point.
Biden Knows Europe, and Europe Knows Biden. That’s Not Enough.
How to start a new—and overdue—chapter of trans-Atlantic relations.
For the West, There Is No Road Back to a Time Before Trump
Europeans are relieved by Biden’s victory but will be very disappointed if they don’t heed the lessons of the past four years.