Test of Strength
Europe By Numbers
Right-wing populists won’t be able to undermine the EU’s institutions. But they may shape its external policies.
Since its breakthrough in 2017, Germany’s AfD has gone from strength to strength.
Austria’s Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has positioned himself as a political intermediary.
Italy’s new strongman is spoiling for a fight with Brussels.
claire demesmay and julie hamann
As the European elections draw closer, Emmanuel Macron is going back to a familiar playbook. But will it work?
nicolai von ondarza and felix schenuit
The UK’s departure is forcing euroskeptic parties in Strasbourg to reorganize and restructure.
german foreign policy
The chancellor’s time at the helm is drawing to a close. She should’ve put EU reform higher on her agenda.
Germany’s foreign minister assumes the US is retreating from the global stage. That’s questionable.
across the atlantic
david a. graham
A second Trump term is not unlikely.
Imagining US foreign policy beyond 2020 means learning from past mistakes.
words don’t come easy
The EU has a new name for refugee centers. But don’t expect a breakthrough.
alice billon-galland and martin quencez
The European Intervention Initiative is off to a promising start. It will be a test for Franco-German cooperation.
red herring & black swan
It’s time to think about a European deterrent, again.
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