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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan delivers a speech during the parliamentary group meeting of the AK Party at the Grand National Assembly of Turkey in Ankara, on October 27, 2021.

Turkey’s Opposition Can End the Country’s Economic Crisis

A broad, ideologically diverse coalition has the plans and people to turn things around.

A glacier sits above a stream running past cabins in Norway.

Nordic Countries Aren’t Actually Socialist

Denmark, Norway, and Sweden shouldn’t be held up as socialist utopias.

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias watches as U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaks after signing the renewal of a defense cooperation agreement at the State Department in Washington on Oct. 14.

Erdogan’s Belligerence Has U.S., Greece Expanding Ties

Growing military cooperation offers Washington a hedge against Ankara and Moscow.

The Azerbaijani army patrols the streets of Shusha on Sept. 25 under a sign that reads: "Dear Shusha, you are free. Dear Shusha, we are back. Dear Shusha, we will resurrect you. Shusha is ours."

From the Ruins of War, a Tourist Resort Emerges

Shusha was the key to the recent war between Azerbaijan and Armenia. Now Baku wants to turn the fabled fortress town into a resort.

U.S. President Joe Biden disembarks from Air Force One in Geneva prior to a U.S.-Russian summit on June 15.

No More Trans-Atlantic Love Fest as Biden Heads to Europe

Europe and the United States were never going to be the reunited couple in a geopolitical rom-com.

A police officer shows drugs and weapons to French Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin

Europe Needs to Name and Shame Its Small Arms Dealers

The spread of weapons is undercutting the European Union’s own security.

FRANCE - CIRCA 2002: Bluebeard, illustration by Guillon for an edition of the tales by Charles Perrault (1628-1703) published in Paris in the late 19th century. (Photo by DeAgostini/Getty Images)

How a Bloody French Fairy Tale Explains France’s Sexual Politics

The tale of Bluebeard the serial wife-killer echoes in the #MeToo movement.

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Germany’s Love Affair With Crime Fiction

The genre is a potent mirror for a country still coming to terms with itself.

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Russia’s Sanctions Problem

Are its U.N. panel obstructions about short-term leverage, or are they intended as an existential threat to the system?

Elizabeth Truss arrives for a cabinet meeting.

Liz Truss, True Believer

From Brexit-skeptic to face of the “Global Britain” agenda, the new foreign secretary has always seen politics as philosophy in action.

The Gazprom logo is seen at the International Gas Forum in St. Petersburg on Oct. 7.

How Will Moscow Use Its Energy Leverage Over Europe?

The Kremlin holds one of the keys to resolving Europe’s energy crisis.

CasaPound members hold torches.

Mussolini’s Heirs Equate World War II Killings of Italians With the Holocaust

By comparing the foibe killings with Nazi genocide, the Italian right is whitewashing the country’s past.

Workers rearrange the chairs in the plenary hall of the German Bundestag to fit the new seating arrangement for the parties in parliament after the recent election, in Berlin on Oct. 15.

What the German Election Taught America About Democracy

Americans concerned about the future of their democracy can learn from the system they helped install in Germany.

Boris Johnson waves after speaking to conference on the third day of the Conservative party conference on October 6, 2015 in Manchester, England.

Will Britain’s Conservatives Be in Power Permanently?

A new book argues that Boris Johnson’s government is already losing its grip. Here’s why that’s wishful thinking.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and new Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz listen to their countries' respective national anthems upon Kurz's arrival at the Chancellery on Jan. 17, 2017 in Berlin.

There’s a Merkel-Sized Hole in European Conservatism

Pushed by an ascendent far-right, the search for an attractive, modern conservatism won’t be easy.

Flags of the EU and China are seen as European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, European Council President Charles Michel, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron and Chinese President Xi Jinping attend a video conference to approve an investment pact between China and the European Union on December 30, 2020 in Brussels, Belgium.

Will Europe Ever Really Confront China?

The Biden administration is gearing up for a long-term struggle in China—but shouldn’t expect its closest allies by its side.

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