China’s Grip on Hong Kong
Plus: The U.N. report on Jamal Khashoggi’s murder, an exodus from Congo, and the other stories we’re following today.
Indian Exit Polls Predict Modi Win
India’s Narendra Modi appears set for second term, Austria’s ruling coalition collapses ahead of the EU elections, and what to watch in the world this week.
Don’t Blame Soccer’s ‘Jewish’ Teams for Anti-Semitism
Hateful chants were notably absent when Tottenham played Ajax—but opponents of the two self-proclaimed Jewish teams routinely pelt them with neo-Nazi slogans.
Erdogan’s Long Arm in Europe
Turkey is seeking influence and votes throughout the EU and spreading ideas that imperil efforts to integrate the Turkish diaspora.
The New Face of the Dutch Far-Right
Thierry Baudet once called politicians brain-dead. Now his upstart white nationalist movement has eclipsed Geert Wilders and won more Senate seats than the prime minister’s party.
The Netherlands’ Luck Is Running Out
The terrorist attack in Utrecht may be a sign of what’s to come.
It’s Legal to Sell Sex in Amsterdam, But Don’t Expect the Same Rights As Other Workers.
The famously permissive Dutch city is cracking down on prostitution, relocating sex workers, and discriminating against those employed in the industry.
For Venezuelan Refugees, There’s No Safe Haven in Curacao
The former Dutch colony in the Carribean is a member of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. But when it comes to refugees, there’s little help from The Hague.
‘We Can’t Save Syrians Anymore, But We Can Save the Truth’
An ambitious oral history project will determine how the war in Syria is remembered.
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.
Size Doesn’t Matter for Spies Anymore
In the era of cyber-espionage, even the smallest countries can play on the biggest stage.
The U.S. Is Helping Allies Hide Civilian Casualties in Iraq and Syria
The Pentagon is doing its partners in the anti-Islamic State campaign a favor, at the expense of its own transparency.
3 Takeaways from the Dutch Election Results
Far-right populism doesn’t win the day (yet), lefties make big gains, and now we look to France.
Dutch Apparently Fend off Far-Right Election Challenge
Rutte loses seats but, at least according to first exit polls, wins the day.
If Trump Wants to End Legal Abortion, He’s Going to Have to Go Through Holland First
Lilianne Ploumen’s bold, brave act could be the start of a concerted backlash against Washington.