Somalia Is a Country Without an Army
The United Nations and foreign powers claim they are dedicated to building up the Somali National Army. Instead, they have become complicit in its dysfunction.
How to Strike a Missile Deal With Iran
Tehran will never give up all of its ballistic missiles, but a compromise is possible.
Trump Is Losing His Own 3D Chess Game
Trade is a complex global system. The White House has misidentified the problem—and created much bigger ones.
Trump’s Trade Wars Are Bad. They Could Soon Get a Lot Worse.
Possible auto tariffs weigh on Trump’s meeting with the European Commission president on Wednesday.
Trump Is Poised to Do Irreparable Harm to World Trade
Here’s what other countries can do to stop him.
‘We Have No Idea What President Trump Would Do in a Crisis with Russia.’
Poland’s former defense and foreign minister explains how Trump left Eastern Europe in the lurch.
Trump’s Performance in Helsinki Shouldn’t Have Come as a Surprise
U.S. allies in Europe are resigned to a trans-Atlantic relationship that keeps getting worse.
Europe Should Call Trump’s Bluff
Spending 4 percent of the EU’s GDP on defense would boost sagging economies and protect the continent at a time when U.S. leadership is lacking.
Pride and Prejudice in Tehran
To understand Iran’s foreign policy, you need to learn a little Farsi.
Boris Johnson’s Great Leap Forward
Britain’s conservatives were once known for sensible stewardship of the economy. Now, the Tory Maoists are blowing it up.
‘Take Back Control’? Brexit Is Tearing Britain Apart
Prime Minister Theresa May thinks it’s her duty to deliver Brexit, but the outcome could entail splitting her party and impoverishing Britain.
3 Versions of Europe Are Collapsing at the Same Time
Post-1945, post-1968, and post-1989 Europe are all different — and none of them make sense anymore.
The Future of Europe, for Better or Worse, Is Sebastian Kurz
Austria's chancellor thinks he's cracked the code for neutralizing populists — by cooperating with them.
Trump Is Right About Germany’s Low-Energy Military
Berlin needs to spend more on defense, but the U.S. president's public demands are making it politically impossible.
The EU and NATO and Trump — Oh My!
Donald Trump’s trans-Atlantic policy is a contradiction in terms.
Spain Rescued a Ship. It Won’t Rescue Europe.
The new Spanish prime minister has refused to follow Italy in a race to the bottom, but that doesn’t mean that Madrid will lead the EU to adopt more humane migration policies.
Eastern Europe’s Populists Don’t Care About Italy
Matteo Salvini wants to be buddies with anti-immigrant leaders in Hungary, Poland, and Austria. But sometimes geography trumps ideology.
State of the Trade Wars
Tracking U.S. President Donald Trump’s tariffs — and the retaliatory measures other countries are taking.
How Far Will Bavaria’s CSU Go to Fend Off Germany’s Far-Right?
Angela Merkel’s sister party, the Christian Social Union, is taking an extreme line on refugees and threatening to bring down her coalition.
The European Union needs to defend its economic sovereignty from U.S. overreach. Creating its own agency for sanctions enforcement would be a start.