A Most Lonely Union
The EU is a creature of multilateralism. Can it survive in a deglobalized world?
The Shocking ‘Coronavirus Coup’ in Hungary Was a Wake-Up Call
While the world is shut down, history hasn’t stopped. Authoritarians are seizing the opportunity.
Coronavirus and the Dawn of Post-Democratic Europe
Hungary has used the pandemic to abandon its last vestiges of democracy—and to dare the EU to do anything about it.
Fighting Pandemic, Europe Divides Again Along North and South Lines
Southern countries push for a eurobond while the wealthy North says “nein.”
How China is Exploiting the Coronavirus to Weaken Democracies
Beijing is using the pandemic to drive wedges between members of the European Union, and to advance its propaganda war against the United States.
Can Europe and the U.S. Follow China’s Lead on Economic Recovery?
China may be getting something close to a V-shaped bounceback from the coronavirus. The question is whether it can last—and whether the rest of the world can achieve anything like it.
Britain Drops Its Go-It-Alone Approach to Coronavirus
Johnson government admits its strategy of allowing the virus to spread and build up immunity was a failure but stops short of mandatory controls.
Trump’s Big Turnaround: Cash Payments Instead of a Payroll Tax Cut
Parsing the latest economic fixes to the economic devastation being caused by the coronavirus.
The Coronavirus Is Reducing Merkel’s EU Legacy to Ashes
Preventing a total European meltdown will require the German chancellor to fully abandon her cherished vision for the continent.
Another Big Market Collapse Heightens Fears of Global Recession
Fed fails to avert panic over coronavirus impact with no concrete U.S. fiscal stimulus in the offing and little government handle on the outbreak.
What the West Can Learn From Africa’s Ebola Response
A poor country succeeded in fighting off Ebola. Wealthier countries should replicate Liberia’s strategy in combating the coronavirus.
The EU Is Abandoning Italy in Its Hour of Need
In a shameful abdication of responsibility, fellow countries in the European Union have failed to give medical assistance and supplies to Italy during an outbreak. China is filling the void.
Major Economies Face a ‘Sudden Stop’
Following Trump's European travel ban, Dow plunges 10 percent in the worst trading day since "Black Monday" 1987.
Trump Can’t Deport the Coronavirus
COVID-19 is as American as apple pie now—and people are more likely to catch the virus from their neighbors than from foreigners.