In Bavaria, Green Could Be King
Forget the rise of the AfD. The real story in this weekend’s elections may well be the rise of the Greens, which will reshape German politics.
Jair Bolsonaro’s Model Isn’t Berlusconi. It’s Goebbels.
The far-right Brazilian leader isn’t just another conservative populist. His propaganda campaign has taken a page straight from the Nazi playbook.
Theresa May’s Government Is Steering Britain Toward an Iceberg
The Conservative Party's negotiating strategy is premised on telling the EU one thing and British voters another. Doublespeak won't deliver a deal; it will lead to economic and political disaster.
Merkel Is Wobbling. Europe’s Future Rests on Her Successors.
The German chancellor’s party woes should worry the EU.
The Paris Accord Won’t Stop Global Warming on Its Own
The world needs a new alliance of green economic powers to create a low-carbon economic zone.
Trucking Is the Security Crisis You Never Noticed
Everything from food to oil depends on underpaid and overworked drivers.
East Germany’s Far-Right Problem Is 300 Years Old
There are deep—very deep—historical reasons why far-right resentment has flourished in eastern Germany.
The Buck Stops Here: Europe Seeks Alternative to U.S.-Dominated Financial System
Germany and France complain that the U.S. is abusing sanctions power to bully even its allies.
Germany’s Return of the Repressed
The country’s far-right wants to revive ethnic nationalism. The left must come up with its own alternative.
Jeremy Corbyn Doesn’t Translate Into German
A new movement wants to revolutionize Germany’s left-of-center politics—but the country’s voters won't follow in British and French footsteps.
Europe Has Criminalized Humanitarianism
As charity workers get arrested for saving drowning migrants, Europeans are reckoning with the widening gap between their politics and morality.
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.