A Besieged Macron Doubles Down on de Gaulle
To distract from runaway protests, the French president is making a show of independence on the world stage.
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 to Say Emmanuel Macron in German
Robert Habeck established himself outside major parties, has sweeping plans for Europe’s future—and is getting ever closer to taking power in Berlin.
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.
Don’t Blame Turkey for NATO’s Woes
Emmanuel Macron thinks the Atlantic alliance is brain-dead, but its problems have deeper roots than the recent U.S.-Turkish spat over Syria.
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.
Emmanuel Macron’s Year of Cracking Heads
France’s past year offers a possible preview of the West's future: growing protests against liberalism—and growing brutality against the protests.
Stoltenberg to Macron: NATO’s Not Dead Yet
The NATO secretary-general shoots back at the French president, praising the U.S. commitment to the organization and warning of a divided Europe.
Macron’s Veto Leaves Balkans Wide Open for Russia and China
After the EU snub, the United States needs to step up in the region.
The Cure for Populism Is Equal Opportunity
Maxime Bernier flopped in Canada because voters still believe everyone has a fair shot.
How Marine Le Pen Is Making a Comeback, One French Village at a Time
The former National Front has a new name and a new strategy: to pave the way to power by winning city hall after city hall.
Jacques Chirac’s Lessons for the United Nations
A transcript of the former French president’s remarks at the 2003 General Assembly.
The West Has a Resentment Epidemic
Across the West, the main trigger of populism has been the growing inequality—and hostility—between urban and rural regions.
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.
Make America Existentialist Again
French philosophy came to define the postwar era. As U.S. politics get ever more absurd, it’s time for a comeback.
Why Is Trump Seeing Red Over France’s ‘Google Tax’?
French unilateral efforts to fix loopholes in global tax rules are adding fuel to the trans-Atlantic trade spat.
France Is Looking for New Allies in Asia
Eager to project its power in the Indo-Pacific, the country has doubled down on Japan and India.