Angela Merkel Is Back
As Germany takes over the EU presidency, the country’s chancellor has an opportunity to tackle some unfinished business.
How Europe Fell Out of Love With China
EU officials speak increasingly of Beijing as a rival, not a partner. But unlike Trump, they don’t yet want a divorce.
Europe Must Stand Up to China Before It’s Too Late
The EU must defend its values rather than caving to economic pressure from Beijing.
Trump Rushes to Kill Off Iran Nuclear Deal Before Election
Washington is seeking to extend a U.N. arms embargo that would eliminate any hope of revival.
No-Deal Brexit Looks Likelier Than Ever After the Pandemic
The U.K. and EU still find themselves far apart on crucial issues—with time running out.
U.S. Allies Look on in Dismay While U.S. Rivals Rejoice
Trump’s failure to convene a G-7 meeting is only the latest blow to America’s crumbling prestige in the face of nationwide unrest.
Forget Hamilton. This Is Europe’s Calonne Moment.
The EU is still muddling through its post-pandemic recovery—and 18th-century history suggests that disaster could await.
U.S. Effort to Depart WTO Gathers Momentum
Both political parties are demonizing the world trade body, but many experts warn that such a move could seriously set back U.S. power and prestige.
No, China Has Not Bought Central and Eastern Europe
While some Central and Eastern European governments have taken pro-Beijing positions, their considerations are far more domestic than international.
Has the Coronavirus Disappeared Climate Politics?
Europe’s pandemic bailouts are trying to save the continent’s economy. Less clear is if they can save the planet.
Are the Germans Edging Closer to True Fiscal Union?
In a striking reversal, Merkel joins with France in recommending a euro fund that could be a timid first step toward greater integration.
Which Way Will Ukraine Swing?
A year after Zelensky’s election, mixed messaging on the country’s relationships with Russia and Europe is raising eyebrows internationally.
The Death of the Central Bank Myth
For decades, monetary policy has been treated as technical, not political. The pandemic has ended that illusion forever.
Sorry, Americans, You Haven’t Even Had a Real Lockdown Yet
Here in Spain, even easing measures leaves them stricter than in most of the United States.
It’s Time to Help Africa Fight the Virus
The continent is ripe for a public health disaster, and Western powers must step in to prevent another global catastrophe.
Forget Washington and Beijing. These Days Global Leadership Comes From Berlin.
People love to hate Germany—but the country is doing far more than most nations to help its European neighbors fight the coronavirus.
Why Populists Want a Multipolar World
Aspiring authoritarians are sick of the liberal order and eager for new patrons in Russia and China.
A Tale of Two Rescue Plans
The United States suffers record unemployment while Europe fares better in battling the coronavirus shutdown.
Europe Needs an Alexander Hamilton, Not More Budget Hawks
Without mutual debt in the form of Eurobonds, the continent’s economic crisis will get worse, Euroskepticism will increase, and the EU could fall apart.