The EU’s Dirty Money Blacklist: North Korea, Syria, and… Puerto Rico?
In the latest showdown between Brussels and Washington, the U.S. Treasury Department instructed American banks to ignore new EU anti-money laundering directives.
Iran’s Economy Is Crumbling, but Collapse Is a Long Way Off
Things will only get worse under Trump’s sanctions, but China, India, and other countries are still defiantly buying oil.
Italy’s Populists Have Lost Their Luster. They’re Looking to France to Win It Back.
Five Star used to be a protest movement; now it’s the establishment. By bashing Emmanuel Macron and embracing the yellow vest uprising, it’s hoping to restore its radical credentials.
You Only Wish You Had Ukraine’s Democracy
Despite attacks from abroad and corruption at home, Ukrainian democracy isn't failing—it's thriving.
Theodor Herzl Was Willing to Tolerate Europe’s Far-Right. Should Israel’s Leaders Do the Same?
Shunning populist parties won’t make Jews safer. Engaging with them is a matter of realpolitik, and Israel should focus on contemporary threats, not those of the past.
The Nine Levels of Brexit Hell
Donald Tusk promised ‘a special place in hell.’ Let Foreign Policy be your guide through Brexit’s Inferno.
France and Germany Face Off Over Russian Pipeline
Though Berlin badly wants it built, Paris is set to side with the EU on new rules intended to contain Moscow.
We Can’t Tell if Chinese Firms Work for the Party
Huawei claims to be an independent firm, but China's own laws mandate a different reality.
How Washington Got on Board With Congo’s Rigged Election
The State Department endorsed Felix Tshisekedi’s unlikely presidency, taking some U.S. officials by surprise.
EU Offers Up a Meager Workaround to U.S. Iran Sanctions
The new vehicle will do little to ease Iran’s economic pain, though it should help humanitarian trade.
As Brexit Looms, the Rock Is in a Hard Place
In Gibraltar, a British territory, 96 percent of the population voted against Brexit, but they are also adamantly opposed to joint rule by Spain. It might be time to reconsider.
The Great British Race to Get a Second Passport
As hard Brexit looms ever larger on the horizon, British citizens who want to keep living in Europe are taking matters into their own hands.
Spanish Nationalists Hate Separatists, Not Immigrants
Spain has long resisted the rise of the far-right, because Basque and Catalan separatism animated nationalist passions—but the rise of Vox in Andalusia shows that the country is not immune from xenophobic politics.
Will Brexit Blow Up Britain’s Conservative Party?
Europe has ended the careers of many a Tory prime minister. If Theresa May can’t forge a deal that carries a majority, she could send the party into the political wilderness.
No Sweeping Free Trade Deal, Brussels Tells Washington
The EU’s terms for talks could herald another trade setback for Trump.
The Maybot and the Marxist
A stubborn prime minister and an intransigent opposition leader have brought British politics to a standstill. Parliament is poised to seize control of the Brexit process, but that doesn’t necessarily mean a referendum rerun.
The Beginning of the End of Britain’s Brexit Fantasy
Maybe the worst part of the Brexit boondoggle is that the “better” trade deals the U.K. wanted were probably never going to happen.
Club Med: Israel, Egypt, and Others Form New Natural Gas Group
The new grouping is meant to jump-start the Eastern Mediterranean’s energy revolution.
What to Read on Brexit
Ten things to read or listen to before the British Parliament votes on Prime Minister Theresa May’s proposed plan to leave the European Union.