Hungary Finally Has an Opposition Worth a Damn
The country’s youngest party has united the left and right against Viktor Orban.
Hunger Strike Gains Momentum in Azerbaijan
Seeing Baku as a strategic partner, the United States and Europe overlook rights violations.
There’s Officially Nobody in Charge of Britain
The United Kingdom is facing a generational crisis and adults are nowhere to be found in Parliament.
Trump Can’t Do That. Can He?
On NATO withdrawal and other issues, it turns out presidential powers are constrained by norms but not laws.
As West Grows Wary, Chinese Investment Plummets
The trade war and new U.S. regulations aimed at China are major factors.
Poland Is Trying to Make Abortion Dangerous, Illegal, and Impossible
Ireland voted to liberalize abortion laws. The far-right government in Warsaw is moving in the opposite direction.
Michel Houellebecq Hated Europe Before You Did
The latest novel by France’s most famous author cements his reputation as a prophet of populism.
30 Years After the Rushdie Fatwa, Europe Is Moving Backward
Blasphemy laws have been given new life on the continent.
Welcome to the World’s Least Ugly Economy
Despite inequality, debt, and a tariff war, the U.S. economy is still the strongest.
Poetry for the Masses
1,200 newly translated poems from Bertolt Brecht offer an unexpected survival guide for difficult times.
The Welfare State Is Committing Suicide by Artificial Intelligence
Denmark is using algorithms to deliver benefits to citizens—and undermining its own democracy in the process.
France’s Existential Loneliness in Syria
Emmanuel Macron’s responsibilities in the Middle East’s biggest war are about to grow beyond his ability to fulfill them.
An Independent Catalonia Is Further Away Than Ever
New leadership in Madrid and Barcelona seemed to offer hope of a resolution to the Catalan secession crisis. But both sides are digging in rather than making compromises.
Brexit Is Destroying Britain’s Constitution
Whatever the outcome, Brexit has triggered an irreversible collapse of Britain's political, legal, and social order.
The Next Merkel? Not Quite
Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer is like her mentor in style, but not in substance—and, for Germany, that will make all the difference.
Armenia’s Revolution Will Not be Monopolized
An Armenian protest leader just secured the office of prime minister by a landslide—but, thanks to his own efforts, he’ll still face plenty of opposition.
Dead May Walking
The British prime minister survived a no-confidence vote, but solved none of her problems.
British Leader Faces Down Rebellion in Her Conservative Party
But Theresa May’s path to Brexit remains uncertain.
It’s Macron’s Destiny to Be Hated
The French president can make all the concessions he wants, but he can’t make the public like him.