For South Sudan, It’s Not So Easy to Declare Independence From Arabic
When the world’s newest country broke away from Khartoum, it discarded Sudan’s main official language, too. But casting aside the oppressor’s tongue did not heal the country’s divisions.
Extreme Nationalism Is as Polish as Pierogi
It’s entirely fitting that Poland is celebrating its independence with a far-right nationalist parade.
Ethnic Nationalism Gave Georgia Freedom. Now It Needs Civic Nationalism to Survive.
The Caucasus is a complex ethnic and religious patchwork, and only a shared identity can help Georgians push back against Putin.
We Are All Isaiah Berliners Now
Nationalism is back, but nobody seems to know what it means. A forgotten essay marking its 40th anniversary can help.
How to Compromise With Populism
It’s still possible to prevent the West from collapsing into permanent culture war—but only if it takes a totally new approach to nationalism.
Germany’s New Politics of Cultural Despair
Will the return of the European far-right be the undoing of the West?
Mexico and Brazil’s Crude Politics
A potential return to resource nationalism could set both countries back.
‘Where There Has Been Wrongdoing There Will Be Accountability’
South Africa’s president tells Foreign Policy about his plans to tackle corruption, redistribute land, and restore the country’s moral leadership.
Did a Terrorist Attack Just Save the Iranian Regime?
After a strike on a military parade, nationalist sentiment is on the rise—and not a moment too soon for a government that was facing deepening discontent.
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.
In Croatia, Nazi Sympathizers Are Welcome to Join the Party
The national soccer team celebrated its strong World Cup showing alongside a singer who glorifies the country’s fascist past. But it shouldn’t have come as a surprise.
Get Ready for a More Aggressive Turkey
Erdogan’s new partner in parliament — the ultranationalist MHP — will make Ankara a more belligerent and intransigent ally.
The New Dutch Disease Is White Nationalism
An upstart far-right party in the Netherlands threatens to entrench xenophobia in one of Europe’s most progressive countries.
A Macedonia by Any Other Name
The Balkans desperately need help, but Greece won't stop picking a fight over what to call its northern neighbor.
Poland’s Holocaust Denialism Will Come Back to Haunt It
Polish leaders thought peddling historical revisionism at home had no consequences; now, it could threaten two crucial alliances.
Trump’s Nationalism Is Arbitrary, Dangerous, Incoherent, and Silly
Nationalism has a new voice. That makes it all the more imperative to take its claims seriously and meet them head on.
Catalonia’s Crisis Is Just Getting Started
Spain's prime minister tried, and failed, to strong-arm Catalonia. The result is an enduring stalemate.
France Is Debating Whether French Is Sexist
Is the grammar of liberté, égalité, fraternité inherently chauvinistic?
Catalan President Backs Down From Independence Declaration
Puigdemont says he’ll still pursue negotiations with Spain.