Europe Should Call Trump’s Bluff
Spending 4 percent of the EU’s GDP on defense would boost sagging economies and protect the continent at a time when U.S. leadership is lacking.
Liu Xia’s Freedom Shows China Can Still Be Pressured
Even Beijing admitted the Nobel laureate's widow had committed no crime.
Boris Johnson’s Great Leap Forward
Britain’s conservatives were once known for sensible stewardship of the economy. Now, the Tory Maoists are blowing it up.
First They Came for the Immigrants. Then They Came for the Robots.
Politicians must prepare voters for automation; otherwise, opportunistic populists will seize the agenda.
Trump Is Right About Germany’s Low-Energy Military
Berlin needs to spend more on defense, but the U.S. president's public demands are making it politically impossible.
An Israeli-Palestinian Confederation Can Work
The two-state solution is dead. Most one-state solutions are unacceptable to the other side. There is, however, a viable peace plan that appeals to both.
How Far Will Bavaria’s CSU Go to Fend Off Germany’s Far-Right?
Angela Merkel’s sister party, the Christian Social Union, is taking an extreme line on refugees and threatening to bring down her coalition.
The United States and Europe Still Need Each Other
In the run-up to the G-7 summit, Trump seemed to forget a key lesson from history.
State Department Defends Trump’s Man in Berlin After Diplomatic Firestorm
Some German lawmakers are calling for Ambassador Grenell’s expulsion.
The United States and Europe are ill-prepared for the coming wave of "deep fakes" that artificial intelligence could unleash.
In Europe, the Only Choice Is Right or Far-Right
As left-wing parties have collapsed, the sole option remaining for voters is conservatism or right-wing populism.
NATO Chief Worried About Fissures Between United States and Europe
In an interview with Foreign Policy, Jens Stoltenberg cautioned against a new arms race with Russia.
How Europe Can Block Trump
After Washington exits the Iran deal, U.S. secondary sanctions could harm European companies. EU leaders should retaliate by reviving a tool used successfully in the 1990s.
RIP the Trans-Atlantic Alliance, 1945-2018
The partnership with America had a long and fruitful life — but Europe is ready to start over.
Macron Is Too Weak to Lead the Free World
Angela Merkel may have ceded her crown to France’s president. But neither can supplant Donald Trump.
Europe Has No Clue How to Handle an American Bully
Germany, France, and the U.K. all tried sucking up to Trump. They ended up helping kill the Iran deal.
The Unbearable Complacency of Angela Merkel
Germany's economy is far more vulnerable than it seems, but its government is completely uninterested in doing anything about it.
Merkel Has Disastrously Bungled Her Relationship With Trump
The chancellor’s approach has been typical of German foreign policy: moralistic, hypocritical — and completely ineffective.
Army Service Could Be the Answer to Europe’s Integration Problem
The EU’s defense forces are struggling to recruit, and immigrants are often eager to serve.
Reporter’s Notebook: Germany’s Family Reunification Problem
FP contributor Vauhini Vara appears on The E.R. to discuss her story “Germany’s Family Feud.”