Bolton’s Book Is a Terrifying Warning About What Trump Could Still Do
Geopolitical ignorance is no longer funny when it impacts U.S. national security.
Germany Is Finally Ready to Spend
In the long run, the COVID-19 pandemic may change Europe’s economy for the better.
The Sorry State of Germany’s Armed Forces
Trump’s calls to withdraw U.S. troops from the country are impulsive, but Germany isn’t blameless.
The United States Needs German Bases More Than Germany Does
Bases in Europe have always aided American hegemony more than local defense.
Leaders Can’t Lift Lockdowns Without Public Trust
Germany’s reopening is working because Angela Merkel treats citizens like adults; China’s is succeeding because people see results. In India, there’s no trust—and little evidence of progress.
Has the Coronavirus Disappeared Climate Politics?
Europe’s pandemic bailouts are trying to save the continent’s economy. Less clear is if they can save the planet.
Are the Germans Edging Closer to True Fiscal Union?
In a striking reversal, Merkel joins with France in recommending a euro fund that could be a timid first step toward greater integration.
Germany’s Angst Is Killing Its Coronavirus Tracing App
Berlin’s floundering tells an ominous story about Europe’s technological leadership during the pandemic—and afterward.
Forget Washington and Beijing. These Days Global Leadership Comes From Berlin.
People love to hate Germany—but the country is doing far more than most nations to help its European neighbors fight the coronavirus.
In Europe, the Lives of Refugees Are on Hold
The pandemic proves a mixed blessing: Deportations are suspended but so is health care.
Germany Found a Strongman for Its Coronavirus Crisis
The Bavarian governor’s law-and-order paternalism has been extraordinarily popular—and could shape the country’s post-Merkel future.
Europe Needs an Alexander Hamilton, Not More Budget Hawks
Without mutual debt in the form of Eurobonds, the continent’s economic crisis will get worse, Euroskepticism will increase, and the EU could fall apart.
The Coronavirus Has Paralyzed Europe’s Far-Right
The continent’s borders are closed, as extreme nationalists always wanted—but they’re one of the pandemic's victims anyway.
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.”