The Victims Femicide Leaves Behind
Italy is one of the only countries with a law to provide for those orphaned by femicide—and it could serve as a model for the rest of Europe.
Deporting Muslim Immigrants Won’t Make Poland Safer
The right-wing government in Warsaw has weaponized a 2016 anti-terrorism law to ruthlessly pursue suspected foreign terrorists while ignoring homegrown threats.
Deal or No Deal Is No Longer the Point
The United Kingdom is heading for a “hard Brexit” no matter what. Here’s why—and what it means for the country’s economy.
Macron’s Not Worried About Islam. He’s Worried About Le Pen.
The French president’s talk of a crisis among French Muslims is the latest example of mainstream politicians pandering to the far-right.
Macron Wants to Start an Islamic Revolution
The French president is planning to curb the influence of extremist clerics—but his critics see something more sinister.
Sweden and the World-Historical Power of Conformity
From socialism to the coronavirus, a unified theory for why everyone thinks Swedes have all the answers.
Can Europe’s Green Parties Learn to Love Power?
Austria offers a dispiriting preview of the future of progressive politics.
State Department Misled Public, Congress About Revoking Journalist’s Award for Criticizing Trump
An inspector general’s report concludes that State officials nixed a high-profile award out of fear of offending higher-ups—then lied about it.
Why Europe Wins
Everyone writes off the European Union as dull and prone to fracture. But the last decade shows that Brussels is smarter than Beijing, London, Moscow, and Washington.
Montenegro Is the Latest Domino to Fall Toward Russia
After parliamentary elections, a pro-West government is out. Europe and the United States should take note.
The Dutch Don’t Love Europe—and Never Did
The world has been surprised by the Netherlands’ growing hardline record in Brussels. It shouldn’t be.
Macron Wants to Be a Middle Eastern Superpower
The French president is making a bid to shape the region—but does his reach exceed his grasp?
No Gas, No War in the Mediterranean
Border tensions among Turkey, Greece, and Cyprus are about to boil over—but there’s a simple solution.
The Pandemic Is Showing What the EU Is Good For
No longer sclerotic, Europe’s economy is bouncing back much faster than the United States’.