A 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.
Flying High on Pessimism
Since its breakthrough in 2013, Germany’s AfD has gone from strength to strength.
Right Between East and West
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
Macron’s Second Coup
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
Merkel’s Missed Moment
The chancellor’s time at the helm is drawing to a close.
She should’ve put EU reform higher on her agenda.
Where Heiko Maas Is Wrong
Germany’s foreign minister assumes the US is retreating
from the global stage. That’s questionable.
across the atlantic
david a. graham
White House Déjà Vu
A second Trump term is not unlikely.
The End of Linear Thinking
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
A Military Workshop
The European Intervention Initiative is off to a promising start.
It will be a test for Franco-German cooperation.
red herring & black swan
A Bomb for Europe?
It’s time to think about a European deterrent, again.
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