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The headquarters of Danske Bank, under investigation for money laundering, in Copenhagen on Sept. 25, 2018.

Biden Can’t Fight Corruption Without Help From Europe

To stop drug traffickers, criminals, and kleptocrats from laundering their loot, the United States and EU must join forces.

Members of the Swat team patrol and secure the Statuary Hall before U.S. Vice President makes his way into the House Chamber, at the U.S. Capitol, on the morning of Jan. 7
hours after a mob invaded the building.

Will the World Take the United States Seriously After the Capitol Invasion?

After a pro-Trump mob stormed Congress, Americans might have a harder time accomplishing their diplomatic goals from Europe to China.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel talks with newly-elected French President Emmanuel Macron on the terrace, with a view of the television tower in the background during his visit to the chancellor's office on May 15, 2017 in Berlin, Germany.

The Deadly Crash of Europe’s Second Wave

The continent thought it had the coronavirus beat—and had its guard down when it mattered most.

A sign instructing people to wash their hands—featuring a portrait of chief epidemiologist Anders Tegnell, the face of the Sweden’s response to the pandemic—hangs at an entrance to a restaurant in Stockholm on May 10. JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP via Getty Images

The Inside Story of How Sweden Botched Its Coronavirus Response

Stockholm denies pursuing herd immunity. But internal emails show Swedish officials were resigned to mass infections all along.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen after Brexit talks at EU headquarters in Brussels on Dec. 9.

Why the World Should Root for the EU in Brexit Talks

If Brussels folds, it will mark the end of the last, best hope for stopping a race to the bottom.

A municipal police officer wearing a face mask controls pedestrian traffic on Via dei Condotti in downtown Rome on Nov. 14. The Italian government imposed tighter restrictions on another five regions on Nov. 10.

Italy’s Economy Is Under Pressure as Pandemic Continues

The government is walking on a tightrope as the coronavirus crisis grinds on.

A Swiss customs officer

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Assistants await patients at a check-in counter for vaccinations against COVID-19 at the converted Merkur-Arena in Düsseldorf, Germany on Dec. 1.

Where Do Things Stand With the COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout?

The U.K.’s quick approval of the Pfizer vaccine means some Britons will get shots starting next week—but in the rest of the world, it’s going to take a while for regular people to get inoculated.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks to nurses as he visits Watford General Hospital on Oct. 7, 2019 in Watford, England.

The Coronavirus Is Killing Westerners. Immigrants Are Saving Them.

Foreign-born doctors and entrepreneurs are at the forefront of fighting the pandemic and resuscitating economies, but nativist politicians still want to keep them out.

U.S. then-Vice President Joe Biden and German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the chancellery in Berlin on Feb. 1, 2013.

For the West, There Is No Road Back to a Time Before Trump

Europeans are relieved by Biden’s victory but will be very disappointed if they don’t heed the lessons of the past four years.

The Huawei production campus in Dongguan, China, on April 25, 2019.

The Biden Administration Needs a Fresh Approach to Huawei and 5G

Rivalry with China is only one reason why U.S. policy on digital risks is falling short.

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden meets workers at the Fiat Chrysler plant in Detroit, Michigan on March 10.

China and Europe Won’t Get Any Relief on Trade From Biden

Washington will not return as the champion of the global trading system. But it may stop being its biggest foe.

A police officer faces a woman in mask as she argues against a pro-life counter protest in front of Krakow's Archbishop's Palace in Krakow on Oct 25.

Poland’s Culture Wars

Central Europe’s battles over rights are dangerous, and Europe can’t risk handing Russia a victory.

Flags of the European Union countries are gathered together ahead of the EU enlargement ceremony in Dublin on April 30, 2004.

The Case for Disaggregating the European Union

It is time to stop thinking of the body as one union. It contains multitudes—and will work far better if everyone recognizes that fact.

A fisherman mends his nets on a fishing boat in Trapani harbor in Sicily on Sept. 7, 2017.

The Mediterranean Red Prawn War Signals Italy’s Lost Leverage in Libya

Italian fishermen are being kidnapped off the coast of Libya—and Rome is too caught up in EU migration politics to help.

U.S. President Donald Trump kisses German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the annual G7 summit in Biarritz, France, on Aug. 25, 2019.

What Would a Less Europhobic Trump Look Like—if He Wins?

Transatlantic relations are at a low point. But there are reasons why even Trump might want to mend them.

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