For Eastern Europe, Brussels Is the New Moscow
After upcoming elections in Poland, Hungary, Bulgaria, and Romania, healing Europe’s east-west divide will be more urgent than ever.
Brexit Means Britain Needs a Constitution
British citizens will no longer be covered by EU law, and courts won’t have the power to protect minorities from the will of the parliamentary majority. Only a codified constitution can ensure basic rights.
Does the World’s Longest Undersea Tunnel Have a China Problem?
A Chinese-financed project to connect the Estonian and Finnish capitals has hit a snag as Europe ponders how to deal with Beijing’s economic heft.
The West Is Open for Dirty Business
The European Union and United States need a joint front against poisonous kleptocracy.
Rumblings of Recession Get Louder
With U.S. manufacturing taking its worst hit since the Great Recession, signs of a global economic downturn are everywhere.
In Europe, Nativism and Nationalism May Be Reaching Their Limits
But in the United States, they show no signs of abatement.
The EU’s Compromise President May Have Just Conceded Too Much to Eastern Europe
Billed as a safe pair of hands, Ursula von der Leyen is about to find out that caution can only take her so far.
Europe Is at War Over Arms Exports
The EU must start enforcing its export controls, or else risk making conflicts around the world even worse.
They Left to Join ISIS. Now Europe Is Leaving Their Citizens to Die in Iraq.
A Belgian fighter captured in Syria was transported to Iraq to face trial. He's now on death row.
Bolton Is Gone, but Tensions With Iran Remain High
The departure of Trump’s hawkish national security advisor raised hopes in Washington, but a sudden thaw with Tehran is unlikely.
How to Make a Lasting Deal With Iran
Maximum pressure won’t make Tehran capitulate. Letting it enhance its conventional military capabilities could convince it to rein in proxies and curb its nuclear and missile programs.
The British Bill That Slows a Hasty Brexit
Parliament delivers a blow to Boris Johnson’s power grab.
Europe’s Fear of Refugees Is the Only Thing That Can Save Syria
Bashar al-Assad is on the verge of victory after massacring his population with Russian help. But the EU’s fear of yet another refugee influx could spur action to stop the carnage.
Shutting Down Parliament Is Worse Than a Coup. It’s a Mistake.
If Boris Johnson is hoping to pressure Europe to accept his preferred Brexit outcome, he has badly miscalculated.
Israeli Energy Exports Won’t Make Europe More Pro-Israel
The natural gas discovered in the Eastern Mediterranean is so expensive to bring to market that it might never reach European consumers, let alone change the policies of EU governments.
Boris Johnson Needs a Second Referendum to Stay in Power
A general election in the wake of a chaotic no-deal Brexit is too great a risk. For a man who has always wanted to occupy No. 10 Downing St., a three-way referendum is the safest way to prolong his premiership.
Boris Johnson Doesn’t Want a No-Deal Brexit. He Wants to Win an Election.
The British prime minister’s tough talk is designed to provoke Remainers into blocking Brexit—and give him a villain to blame during an election campaign.