Europe

COLUMN

The Regretful Jihadists of the Islamic State

The West is terrified of foreign fighters returning from Iraq and Syria. But not all of them are trying to bring jihad with them.

Leela Jacinto |

COLUMN

Is Laziness the Cause of Economic Inequality?

Americans and the British lean toward moral weakness, but the rest of the world blames government policies.

Bruce Stokes |

Argument

At the Back of the Class

Is the international community about to censure Hungary for giving up on its young democratic institutions?

Elizabeth Winkler |

Dispatch

The Resurrection of Nicolas Sarkozy

France’s enfant terrible ex-president is back and basking in the limelight. 

Tracy McNicoll |

Report

Ukraine Gas Boss: 'Gazprom Destroyed Its Image as a Reliable Supplier'

Foreign Policy sat down with the leaders of Ukraine's Naftogaz to talk Russia, Europe, energy, and the coming winter.

Keith Johnson |

Dispatch

The Peat Monster

Finland's pristine environment has been ruined, activists say, by an out-of-control energy giant -- turning once pristine lakes into brown pools teeming with "monkey disease."

Britt Peterson |

Argument

Don't Give the Pope the Peace Prize

Francis may be a transformational leader, but so was Obama in 2009.

Elias Groll |

Dispatch

The Curious Case of Moazzam Begg

As Britain grapples with what to do about citizens returning from Syria, a prominent terrorism case raises more questions than answers.

Ruth Michaelson |

COLUMN

You Wouldn't Kill Margaret Thatcher if You Knew How Hot She Was

Why Hilary Mantel's controversial short story about an imagined assassination of the former prime minister misunderstands the Iron Lady.

Michael Weiss |

Argument

Hong Kong Pride

Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protest isn’t only about freedom. It’s also about identity.

Peter Rutland |

Report

Let's Make a Deal

Europe brings Russia and Ukraine closer to a natural gas deal that could avert a nasty winter -- if Russian energy brinkmanship is really over.

Keith Johnson |

Argument

The Scottish Question Has Not Been Answered

The referendum may have failed, but tens of thousands of people have signed up with pro-yes parties in the week since the vote.    

Peter Geoghegan |

Dispatch

Germany's Jewish Problem

Anti-Semitism is on the rise in Germany. But is Angela Merkel doing anything about it?

Benjamin Weinthal |

Lab Report

Either With Us or Against Us

As Turkey's ruling party consolidates its power, the space for free expression narrows. The third in our series of Lab Reports on Turkey.

Vanessa H. Larson |

Argument

From Glasgow to Kashmir

Will Scotland's vote spur separatism in Asia?

Jonah Blank |

Dispatch

Scottish Hangover

A day after their referendum on independence, Scots take stock.

Peter Geoghegan |

Photo Essay

Once Upon a Time in Edinburgh

Old views of a Scottish capital.

FP Staff |

Feature

Like Stratego, But With More Bagpipes

The fight for Scottish independence, coming to a living room table near you.

Michael Peck |

COLUMN

What Economists Don't Understand About Scots

Everyone from Paul Krugman to Joseph Stiglitz is weighing in on Scotland’s risky bet. But they don’t get the feeling of yes.

Daniel Altman |

Argument

Why the Pentagon Should Care About Scotland's Referendum

Scottish independence won't just be bad for the Scots. It will be a disaster for U.S. foreign policy from Syria to the Arctic Circle.

Emma Ashford |

Report

Scotland's Risky Power Play

Scottish independence promises greener pastures. But it could also drive up energy prices.

Keith Johnson |

Argument

History Is So Not Over

It's time for a dose of realism when we think about how to build new democracies.

Alina Rocha Menocal |

Dispatch

If a Clod Be Washed Away by the Sea, Europe Is the Less

In Scotland's far north, the Isle of Lewis -- closer to Reykjavik than to London -- ponders independence.

Peter Geoghegan |

Christian Caryl

Scotland's Tricky Choice

Self-determination doesn't necessarily mean freedom. Can an independent Scotland achieve both?

Christian Caryl |

COLUMN

The Moral Tragedy of Scottish Independence

The injustice of watching from England as the Scots destroy the United Kingdom.

Emile Simpson |

Dispatch

#DavidHaines

Why the public reaction to one man's brutal murder could push Britain to become a stronger ally in the fight against the Islamic State.

Nabeelah Jaffer |

Argument

This Isn't the Time to Go Wobbly on Slavery

The U.K. government has made a good start on its war on slavery. But it needs to get serious.

Michael Pollitt |

Report

Spanish Energy Minister: 'Spain Could Be the Solution' for Europe's Gas Woes

FP talked energy with Jose Manuel Soria, Spain's point man on everything from green subsidies to offshore drilling.

Keith Johnson |

Report

The Empire Strikes Back

Europe and the United States are ratcheting up sanctions on Russia, but Putin is not standing still.

Keith Johnson |

Dispatch

Showdown in Scotland

With the independence referendum looming, public opinion is shocking the political establishment by shifting in favor of a break from the United Kingdom. Should Europe prepare the welcome mat for a brand-new country?

Peter Geoghegan |