What Is Brussels?A crossroads of history, a city of immigrants, an unfinished but essential project to end the cataclysmic conflicts on the European continent.
Merkel’s Problem Is Europe, Not GermanyRegional elections showed that Germans support her immigration policy.
How Angela Merkel Became the Last Best Hope for European LiberalismThe German chancellor may be the only force stemming back a rising tide of intolerance.
Who Represents the World’s Tyrants and Torturers in Washington? The hired guns who advocate for the world’s worst human rights abusers.
Putin’s Spin CycleHow the Russian media are fitting the downing of the Russian jet fighter into a wider conspiracy theory.
ISIS Will Become More Deadly Before It DiesWhen terrorists lose ground, they typically lash out with greater violence.
Why the Paris Terrorists Couldn’t Be StoppedFrench authorities have too many suspects to track and too many targets to protect.
Could the Brussels Attack Backfire for ISIS?Historically, terrorists find that strikes against the West cost them in the long run.
We Are All Belgians? Not This Time.The sense of Western unity inspired by terror attacks—and felt as recently as Paris—is gone.
Merkel’s DilemmaEU leaders are unhappy about the refugee crisis, and just as unhappy about her working with Turkey to solve it.
The Ghosts of Christmas PastThe holiday sometimes brings us decisive moments. And sometimes it doesn’t.
Nicki Minaj Shouldn’t Be Performing for DictatorsShe is supposed to sing for Angola’s brutal ruler on Saturday. Will she take the high road or a blood diamond paycheck?
Why Europeans Understand the Danger Donald Trump Poses Better Than Anyone ElseEurope ignored the bigoted hate speech of the far right for a decade. Now it’s mainstream.
Venezuela Has Just Begun to FightHugo Chavez’s legacy just suffered a huge defeat. But the political opposition’s toughest days are still ahead.
ClaimedWhen Castro took power, Americans fled Cuba and left a lot of property behind. Now the claims on these contested holdings—land, buildings, cars and more—are exciting speculators and could stand in the way of reconciliation.
“We Need a Mature and Stable Political Situation in Our Country”An interview with Myanmar Gen. Min Aung Hlaing.
How Putin Has Turned the Paris Attacks to His AdvantageThe Russian president has made his country indispensable once again.
How Not to Overreact to ISISFrance already knows what to do to successfully fight terrorism, but the political climate is going to make that very difficult.
Why Did the Killers Target the Eagles of Death Metal Concert?They attacked a young, multiethnic, bohemian vision of Paris that they cannot comprehend.