America Is Having an Unemployment Apocalypse. Europe Chose Not to.
A trans-Atlantic chasm has opened up on pandemic labor policy. We’ll soon know which side got it right.
Fighting Pandemic, Europe Divides Again Along North and South Lines
Southern countries push for a eurobond while the wealthy North says “nein.”
In Germany, Coronavirus Is No Longer a Distant Threat
Germans used to be happy they were far away from China, but as COVID-19 ravages Europe, they no longer feel safely removed.
The Virus Has Exposed the Recklessness of Trump’s “America First”
The world needs to cooperate to beat the coronavirus pandemic. That includes you, President Trump.
The Coronavirus Pandemic Tells a Tale of 3 Leaders
Over 24 hours, Trump, Macron, and Merkel each addressed their nations—and revealed their very different understandings of the world.
You May Miss Merkel More Than You Think
The lame-duck German chancellor has become a problem for the world. The frontrunner to take over will probably be even worse.
Emmanuel Macron’s War on Islamism Is Europe’s Future
The French president’s recent speech is a sign that moderate leaders are waking up to the threat posed by political Islam.
Richard Grenell: Pundit, Envoy, Spokesman. Spy?
His ascension to the highest intelligence post in the United States heightens fears that the Trump administration is politicizing intelligence.
Coronavirus Begins to Spread Economic Gloom Worldwide
Supply chain disruptions are upsetting markets globally, but especially in Asia.
Friedrich Merz Is Ready to Bury Angela Merkel
The German chancellor’s most likely successor wants to end her way of doing politics.
Why Angela Merkel’s Succession Plan Failed
The German chancellor’s anointed successor says she will no longer seek the country’s top position. Berlin now faces months of political uncertainty.
Behold Germany’s Post-Merkel Future and Despair
The chancellor’s pathological centrism has helped make her party morally blind.
Can Social Democrats Save the World (Again)?
Communism and democratic socialism won’t heal today’s political divisions. But social democracy—which helped ward off extremism following World War II—could.
Immigrants Are Big Fans of Germany’s Anti-Immigrant Party
The fiercest devotees of the far-right AfD aren’t native Germans but migrants from Russia.
The Words That Explained the World in 2019
A look at terms from India and El Salvador to South Korea and Ukraine.
Why the Berlin Wall Still Matters
Fragments of the wall have become museum pieces. But with the rise of extremist parties in Germany, the debate over the barrier’s legacy is anything but history.
Germany’s OK Boomer Moment
Millennials on the left and right are getting tired of their country’s politics of centrism—and trouble in the governing coalition shows it.
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.
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.