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Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer Kwasi Kwarteng holds a folder that reads "The Growth Plan 2022"
Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer Kwasi Kwarteng holds a folder that reads "The Growth Plan 2022"

Is the British Economy in a Doom Loop?

The currency value has fallen to a historic low, but the bigger problem may be investors opting out of government bonds.

The city of Mariupol, Ukraine
The city of Mariupol, Ukraine
A man carries his son as they walk past a graffiti on a wall depicting a Ukrainian soldier firing a U.S.-made Javelin portable anti-tank missile system, in Kyiv, on July 29.
A man carries his son as they walk past a graffiti on a wall depicting a Ukrainian soldier firing a U.S.-made Javelin portable anti-tank missile system, in Kyiv, on July 29.

In Washington, Everyone Wins if Ukraine Wins

How backing Kyiv can bridge the partisan divide and make U.S. foreign policy great again.

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announces new European Union energy policies at the bloc’s headquarters in Brussels, on Sept. 7.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announces new European Union energy policies at the bloc’s headquarters in Brussels, on Sept. 7.

With Winter Coming, Europe Is Walking Off a Cliff

Europeans won’t escape their energy crisis as long as ideology trumps basic math.

Russian and Belarusian troops take part in joint military exercises.
Russian and Belarusian troops take part in joint military exercises.

Russia’s Stripped Its Western Borders to Feed the Fight in Ukraine

But Finland and the Baltic states are still leery of Moscow’s long-term designs.

A sale sign hangs above a sign for a currency exchange shop in London on Sept. 26, as the pound briefly fell to a historic low against the U.S. dollar.
A sale sign hangs above a sign for a currency exchange shop in London on Sept. 26, as the pound briefly fell to a historic low against the U.S. dollar.

Why the U.K. Economy Is Taking a Pounding

The markets have already given their no-confidence vote on Liz Truss.

Giorgia Meloni, the leader of the far-right Brothers of Italy party, holds a placard reading "Thank You, Italy," after her center-right coalition won a majority of seats in Italy's Parliament, in Rome on Sept. 26.
Giorgia Meloni, the leader of the far-right Brothers of Italy party, holds a placard reading "Thank You, Italy," after her center-right coalition won a majority of seats in Italy's Parliament, in Rome on Sept. 26.
Tanks in the German armed forces participate in military exercises near Bergen, Germany, on Oct. 14, 2016.
Tanks in the German armed forces participate in military exercises near Bergen, Germany, on Oct. 14, 2016.

Baltic States Wanted German Tanks in Ukraine Yesterday

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz promised a new foreign policy. Critics say he has yet to deliver.

British Prime Minister Liz Truss (left) and Chancellor of the Exchequer Kwasi Kwarteng chat during a visit to Berkeley Modular, in Northfleet, England, on Sept. 23.
British Prime Minister Liz Truss (left) and Chancellor of the Exchequer Kwasi Kwarteng chat during a visit to Berkeley Modular, in Northfleet, England, on Sept. 23.

Liz Truss Wants to Be Thatcher. She’s Not.

The new prime minister is making Britain look like Argentina—in more ways than one.

U.S. President Joe Biden listens to remarks in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington on May 19.
U.S. President Joe Biden listens to remarks in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington on May 19.

Russia’s Defeat Would Be America’s Problem

Victory in Ukraine could easily mean hubris in Washington.

Electricity pylons are shown under cloudy skies during rainfall near Romanel-sur-Lausanne, Switzerland, on Sept. 15.
Electricity pylons are shown under cloudy skies during rainfall near Romanel-sur-Lausanne, Switzerland, on Sept. 15.

Europe’s Energy Crisis Is Destroying the Multipolar World

The EU and Russia are losing their competitive edge. That leaves the United States and China to duke it out.

Giorgia Meloni
Giorgia Meloni

The Italian Far Right Is About to Meet Italian Bureaucracy

Italy’s politics is a constant cycle of failed populist waves.

People gather in front of a shuttered post office in Ukraine.
People gather in front of a shuttered post office in Ukraine.

Postal Workers Are Keeping Ukraine’s Front-Line Villages Alive

Deliveries of packages and pension payments have helped uphold a fragile sense of normalcy for civilians under fire.

A Ukrainian soldier walks by a burnt vehicle.
A Ukrainian soldier walks by a burnt vehicle.

Diplomacy Is Still (Just About) Possible in Ukraine

The Black Sea agreement offers a model for off-ramps to escalation.

Four people stand on stage holding hands with their arms up.
Four people stand on stage holding hands with their arms up.

Is Italy Seeing the Rise of a New Fascism?

The Brothers of Italy, which descended from Mussolini’s fascist movement, is projected to win the coming election.

Police officers detain demonstrators in St. Petersburg, Russia
Police officers detain demonstrators in St. Petersburg, Russia

How Should the West Respond to Putin’s Military Mobilization?

Doubling down on support for Ukraine could lead to wider conflict—or force the Kremlin to back down.

Catalan leader Pere Aragonès gives a speech.
Catalan leader Pere Aragonès gives a speech.

Catalan President: Now Is Not the Time for a Unilateral Independence Vote

Pere Aragonès discusses negotiations with Madrid, Catalan views on NATO, and prospects for a future referendum.

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