Europe

Dispatch

A Probationary Presidency

Ukrainian billionaire Petro Poroshenko won the election. But can he win over the people?

David Patrikarakos |

Feature

The House of Habsburg, Revisited

Nearly a century after its spectacular demise, why Europe's most embarrassing anachronism is making a comeback.

Simon Winder |

Dispatch

After the Revolution Comes Consensus

Forty years ago, the enemy of democracy in Portugal was fascism. Now it's just Europolitics.

EMILY CHERTOFF |

Argument

The Bore Room

The election of the European Commission’s president may not be exciting -- but it’s far more important than cranky, skeptical pundits are willing to admit.

Gareth Harding |

Slide Show

The World in Photos This Week

Ukrainians riot ahead of the presidential election; Ultra-Orthodox Israeli soldiers train near the Syrian border; and Thailand's army chief declares a coup.

FP Staff |

Argument

Le Pen-ed In?

It’s not just President Hollande who's under threat from France’s right-wing party. It’s Europe.

Robert Zaretsky |

Profile

Ukraine's Chocolate King to the Rescue

Ukrainians hope that Petro Poroshenko can lead them out of the current crisis. But can one man provide the solution to all the country's problems?

Annabelle Chapman |

COLUMN

A Poor Chapter in the History Books

From Ukraine to Syria, is Barack Obama's foreign-policy legacy already doomed?

Aaron David Miller |

COLUMN

Sympathy for the Devils

Inside the shadowy Washington PR network with ties to dictators' cronies, war criminals, and suspicious Ukrainian arms transporters.

Michael Weiss |

Argument

The Age of Imperviousness

A dangerous new crop of dictators is learning that they really can get away with murder. But it's as much Obama's fault as it is Putin's.

Suzanne Nossel |

Dispatch

Merkel in the Middle

The German chancellor is caught between her country’s Amerika-Freunde and Putin-Versteher.

Paul Hockenos |

Slide Show

The World in Photos This Week

India wrapped up the largest democratic election in the world; Pope Francis ordained 13 new priests; and Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine concluded a controversial referendum for self-rule.

FP Staff |

Argument

Can Europe's Security Watchdog Survive the Crisis in Ukraine?

The OSCE was designed to ensure peace in Europe. Now the conflict in Ukraine is confronting it with perhaps the greatest crisis in its history.

Spencer Oliver |

Dispatch

High Tea With a Spot of Racism

Britain's almost comically right-wing Tea Party clone is on the rise -- but if it ends up kingmaker in Westminster, that's no laughing matter.

Alex Massie |

Argument

Turkey's Tyrant in the Making

If democracy and political Islam can't coexist and thrive in Ankara, is there no hope for the rest of the Middle East?

Kenneth Roth |

Slide Show

The World in Photos This Week

Russia celebrates Victory Day; South Africa gears up for national elections; and Narendra Modi works the campaign trail.

FP Staff |

Argument

Putin's Nordic Shadow

Why Finland and Sweden need to stop pretending they are neutral and join NATO already. 

James Kirchick |

Dispatch

Bildt in a Day

Meet the Swedish foreign minister who isn't afraid to say what he means -- especially if it's about what Washington gets wrong. 

Michael Weiss |

In Box

Arctic Sovereignty: A Short History

How a frigid no man's land became one of the most hotly contested territories on Earth. 

Ty McCormick |

Argument

Why Jews and Ukrainians Have Become Unlikely Allies

The history of Jewish-Ukrainian relations hasn't been a happy one. But these days, the two sides are joining forces against Vladimir Putin.

Josh Cohen |

COLUMN

Do We Have Too Much Capital?

Nearly 20 percent of capital in the world’s two biggest economies is sitting idle. Are we saving too much?

Daniel Altman |

Argument

Blame Norway

Why is Oslo kowtowing to Beijing and stiff-arming the Dalai Lama?

Isaac Stone Fish |

Argument

How Putin Is Reinventing Warfare

Though some deride Russia for backward thinking, Putin's strategy in Ukraine betrays a nuanced understanding of 21st century geopolitics.

Peter Pomerantsev |

COLUMN

The Bad Old Days Are Back

From China to Ukraine, the cynical calculus of power politics is alive and well -- too bad Washington doesn't realize it.

Stephen M. Walt |

Slide Show

The World in Photos This Week

The Vatican prepares for the canonization of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II; Pro-Russian activists clash with police in Donetsk; and sumo wrestlers make babies cry in Japan.

Slide Show |

In Box

Law & Order: Rogue States Unit

What a peek inside America's prisons can tell us about U.S.-Iran relations.

Alicia P.Q. Wittmeyer |