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.
Brexit Might Break Britain. What Will Scotland Do?
Scotland, six years after its last crack at independence, is hankering to be a “global good gal,” charting its own foreign-policy course independent of London.
Brexit Is a Distraction from the United Kingdom’s Real Economic Woes
To rebuild its position as a powerhouse, the country will need to focus on its deeper problems.
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.
Finland’s President Can Hold His Own With Both Putin and Trump
Sauli Niinisto is hugely popular at home—and is one of the few world leaders who has the respect of both Washington and Moscow.
Boris Johnson’s Plan to Get Brexit Done and ‘Hang the Consequences’
The United Kingdom is going back on the terms of its divorce with Europe, threatening any future trade deals and even the integrity of the U.K. itself.
Don’t Trust Boris Johnson’s Britain
European leaders have always been wary of Perfidious Albion. The British prime minister once again confirmed their worst fears.
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’.
Europe Can Preserve the Iran Nuclear Deal Until November
After a humiliating defeat at the U.N. Security Council, Washington will seek snapback sanctions to sabotage what’s left of the nuclear deal. Britain, France, and Germany can still keep it alive until after the U.S. election.
European Leaders Urge Russia Not to Intervene in Belarus
After a violent crackdown on protesters, Belarus’s leader has lost all credibility in the eyes of his people, Lithuania’s foreign minister says.
12 Years After Russian Invasion, Georgia Sees No End in Sight
But far from being intimidated, Georgia’s envoy to the United States says Russia’s intervention has only redoubled the country’s desire to join NATO and the European Union.
The End of Immigration Detention Doesn’t Mean the End of Fortress Europe
The coronavirus pandemic temporarily ended the practice of detaining and deporting asylum-seekers in many countries, but harsher border controls could make reaching Europe and the United States harder than ever.
Trans-Atlantic Ties Should Put Finance, Not Security, First
Biden will need a progressive Europe policy for a post-Trump age.