Europe Should Let Italy Win
It’s time for Brussels to grab the wheel in the game of chicken over Rome’s budget.
Trump’s Problem in Europe Isn’t Optics
The president’s latest trip was a disaster—but not because he acted like a boorish bully.
Swedish Leaders Will Try Anything to Shut Out the Far-Right
No one wants to enter a coalition with the Sweden Democrats, so the country is resorting to desperate and untested measures to form a new government.
Never Forget That World War I Was Also Racist
It wasn’t just nationalism that fueled the 20th century’s first great tragedy.
Extreme Nationalism Is as Polish as Pierogi
It’s entirely fitting that Poland is celebrating its independence with a far-right nationalist parade.
Macron Finds the Immoral Way to Remember World War I
There’s no good reason to pull Marshal Philippe Pétain from the dustbin of history.
We Are All Isaiah Berliners Now
Nationalism is back, but nobody seems to know what it means. A forgotten essay marking its 40th anniversary can help.
When Georgians Go Low, Other Georgians Go Lower
A young democracy in the Caucasus has adopted a very aggressive style of campaigning.
Two Eurocrats and Their Trans-Atlantic Quest to Woo Idaho
Ambassadors try to understand more about Trump’s America by seeing it for themselves.
The Prophet Mohammed Doesn’t Need Courts to Protect Him
European courts are trying to support Muslims—but will only stoke Islamophobia.
Three Senior Pentagon Officials Leave in Quick Succession
Departures come amid speculation that Defense Secretary Mattis is on his way out.
The Economic Crisis Is Over. Populism Is Forever.
From the United States to Germany, the West is booming—but the public hasn’t regained an appetite for liberalism.
Angela Merkel Failed
The German chancellor survived by avoiding politics whenever possible—and history won't judge her kindly for it.
‘It Starts With the Jews and It Doesn’t End There’
Simone Rodane-Benzaquen, head of American Jewish Committee in Europe, spoke with FP about anti-Semitism on both sides of the Atlantic.
How to Compromise With Populism
It’s still possible to prevent the West from collapsing into permanent culture war—but only if it takes a totally new approach to nationalism.
Poland’s Opposition Has Nobody to Blame but Itself
After another lackluster election, Polish liberals should stop attacking the government and start taking a hard look in the mirror.
Counting the Dead in Europe’s Forgotten War
The deputy head of the OSCE’s observer mission in Ukraine describes the challenges and frustrations of monitoring the war.
‘This Is an Existential Test of the Eurozone’
Economic historian Adam Tooze assesses the Italian crisis—and the prospects for a global collapse.
The Party Is Over
The mass political movements that once dominated Europe are fading fast—and the nationalist populists and upstart parties taking their place are here to stay.