The November/December 2016 Issue
Europe and Donald Trump – the contents of our new issue.
What links Donald Trump’s victory, the Brexit vote, and support for Marine Le Pen’s Front National?
The “unthinkable” has happened – again. The consequences for Europe and the world loom large.
Dealing with The Donald
Here’s what a Trump presidency could mean for Europe.
Europe on Its Own?
Political uncertainty in Washington makes the necessity of a common European defense more urgent than ever.
Trump supporters voted to shatter America’s static political landscape. They may end up with a spectrum familiar to Europeans.
Does Merkel Have to Go?
This fall, Germany’s chancellor has been facing mutiny within her own ranks. But Angela Merkel has decided to fight.
Close-Up: Mariano Rajoy
Spain’s new-old prime minister has weathered every storm that’s come his way, but major challenges remain.
Wanted: Event Managers
What’s next for the European Union?
Renzi’s Big Gamble
Italy is heading to the polls to vote on constitutional reform on December 4 – and the EU will be watching closely if yet another member descends into political chaos.
No Tie, No Support
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras started out as the far-left David taking on the EU-IMF Goliath. Now he is seen as Berlin’s poodle.
Words Don’t Come Easy: “Brexit”
It began life as a variant of Grexit. Fours years on and a referendum later, the term is still devoid of meaning.
“Sanction Putin’s Officials, Not Russia’s Economy”
It might seem like Russians stand firmly behind their president. Not so, says opposition leader Ilya Yashin. But the opposition has trouble making itself heard.
Flawed but Functioning
It was obvious from the start that the Minsk II agreement for eastern Ukraine would fail to reach its targets. As long as sanctions are in place, however, it serves a purpose.
Not by the Sword Alone
Iraq has become the first test case for Germany’s ambition to pursue more robust crisis management policies. It’s been a promising start.
In 140 Characters: Wonder Woman
The UN’s controversial new ambassador on men, Merkel, and miniskirts.