Europe Is Destined to Age—but Not to Suffer the Consequences
Migration and higher fertility can’t alter the course of Europe’s graying, but there is a strategy to avoid disaster.
Europe Is the New Front in Trump’s Trade War
Savoring his partial China deal and passage of the new NAFTA, the U.S. president turns his sights on America’s closest allies. But he may have less success there.
Brexit Could Spark a Return to Violence in Northern Ireland
Republican and loyalist paramilitary groups are using the U.K.’s departure from the EU as political cover to reignite their once-dormant campaigns of terrorism.
Washington’s War on Huawei Is Causing Angst in Madrid
The Trump administration’s ultimatums about the Chinese tech giant are forcing the Spanish government to choose between a close ally and a vital trading partner.
Russia’s Role in the Libyan Civil War Gives It Leverage Over Europe
Russia has played all sides in the conflict to get a seat at the negotiating table. Now it wants an end to sanctions.
Europe Is Running Out of Time to Save the Iran Deal
After initiating a dispute resolution process, European leaders have a limited window to provide Iran with meaningful economic relief and seek to reduce tensions between Tehran and Washington.
Europe Can’t Win the Tech War It Just Started
The European Union is running in circles in pursuit of “digital sovereignty.”
Brexit Still Looms Over Northern Ireland’s New Government
Northern Ireland’s leaders have reached a deal to restore power-sharing, but several problems remain unsolved.
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With Parliament Voting for Brexit, Is Irish Unification Inevitable?
Republican sentiment is rising over fears that Brexit will tank the economy, but Northern Ireland’s unionists won’t go quietly.
Will Boris Get Brexit Done?
The British prime minister won an electoral triumph. But can he cut the Gordian Knot of leaving the EU?
The Global Economy 2020: A Positive Outlook Shadowed by China, Debt, and Trade Tensions
Experts expect growth to rebound, but many of their projections are built on shaky foundations.
Triumphant Boris Johnson Bucks Pressure to Draw Out Brexit
But by rushing to meet his December 2020 deadline, the British prime minister makes it that much harder to get a good deal.
Green Deal, Greener World
Unlike the U.S. Democrats’ Green New Deal, the European Union’s version is technically feasible. Because of that, it could do much more to pave the way for future environmental gains.
Boris Johnson’s Victory Is Exactly What the EU Wants
The endless Brexit saga has brought uncertainty, instability, and confusion to Brussels. Now European leaders can get on with business.
Emmanuel Macron’s New Strategy Is Disruption
The French president is intentionally trying to change NATO and the EU—and the sooner the rest of Europe realizes it’s for their own good, the better.
How Trump May Finally Kill the WTO
By strangling the World Trade Organization’s appellate body, Washington is effectively hamstringing the trade organization’s ability to resolve disputes.
NATO Defense Funds Have Been Building for Years, but Trump Wants the Credit
Renewed defense spending by European states is in part a response to Russian aggression.
U.S.-Europe Trade War Reerupts in London
As bad as tensions over NATO are, things could get even uglier over France’s new digital services tax.
How Europe’s Nationalists Became Internationalists
Many European far-right parties made their mark by railing against the EU. Now they are appealing to a pan-European identity to further their goal of a racially pure, white Christian continent.