A Welcome Victory for Moderate Forces
Spain’s election suggests a rejection of radicalism on both sides of the Catalan independence debate.
Why Europe Needs a Security Council
In the new world of great power competition, European cooperation is vital for survival.
Europe’s Parliament: Five Things to Know
With the European Parliament becoming ever more powerful, it’s important to understand how it functions and what impact it has on the lives of EU citizens. What can we expect from the elections?
No Ever Closer Union
Pro-Europeans have long avoided a debate on the end goal of EU integration. It’s time for honesty: ever closer cooperation between member states is the only realistic way forward.
How Europe Got Lucky
In the summer of 2040, the EU has finally turned into a functioning regional power. It took Russia attacking the Baltics, another euro crisis, and a migrant boom to get there.
A Different Game
In the run-up to the European elections, much attention has been paid to the noisy populist far right. However, centrist forces are likely to continue their dominance of European politics.
Full Multi-Speed Ahead
Two decades from now, there’s a surprising amount of unity in disunity. The EU has progressed in leaps and bounds, proving to be the world’s most flexible organization.
Into the Maze
Little thinking has been done about EU disintegration. In the absence of plausible theories, here are three ways things could go wrong for Europe.
States of Europe, Unite!
Today’s European Union is profoundly dysfunctional. Power is neither located in Brussels nor the capitals. Let’s look to US history for the way forward.
Close-Up: Viktor Orbán
Hungary’s authoritarian prime minister is the poster boy of Europe’s right-wing populists.
Postcard from the New Silk Road: Happy Commuters
In Serbia and the Western Balkans, ordinary people hugely appreciate the convenience of using the new Chinese-built bridges and highways. The political impact is palpable.
Europe by Numbers: Ballot Box Gazing
From May 23 to 26, 2019, voters across the European Union will head to the polls to elect a new European Parliament. With party …
Words Don’t Come Easy: “Populism”
There are fears that the growing populist forces on the right and left are paving the way for authoritarianism. Yet those same forces can …
Servant of the People
Volodymyr Zelenskiy, Ukraine’s inexperienced president-elect, needs to learn quickly how to navigate difficult political waters. Russia, his most dangerous foe, has already begun testing …
“There’s Always Hope!”
Since 1989, the West has become stuck in the “politics of eternity,” failing to think either about the past or the future, argues historian …
Red Herring & Black Swan: Climate Change Math
The traditional statistics on greenhouse gases don’t capture emissions related to trade, shipping, or international aviation. But that’s not the only reason they’re misleading. …