Europe

Argument

Europe’s Goldilocks Dilemma

Austerity is crippling the eurozone's recovery. But a straightjacket treaty and a latent banking crisis mean it's not going anywhere soon.

Mark Blyth |

Argument

And the Winner Is... Schland

In case you couldn’t tell, a new Germany has won the World Cup.

Christian Thiele |

Argument

So Far Away -- and So Close

Why Germans and Argentines have so much in common, even in soccer.

Christian Thiele |

Argument

Ukraine's Do-It-Yourself War

Ukraine's military isn't up to the task of fighting off pro-Russian separatists itself. So ordinary citizens are picking up the slack.

Vera Mironova |

Argument

Pragmatism Is the New Orange

As a football team and as a people, the Dutch have replaced style with staying power.

Michiel Jongsma |

Argument

The Star Who Never Played at the World Cup

Alfredo Di Stéfano was a man without a country who may have played for three.

Alejandro Rebossio |

Dispatch

Statue of Limitations

Seventy years after the Holocaust ravaged Hungary, Budapest's right-wing government is whitewashing the country's wartime sins by building a garish monument to a past that never existed.

Yigal Schleifer |

Report

France Latest Country Seeking Alternative to Almighty Dollar

Smarting from a record fine on its largest bank, France wants the dollar dislodged as the global default currency.

Jamila Trindle |

Slide Show

Nothing to Celebrate

Ten countries where freedom doesn't ring.

Freedom House |

In Box

Back to Basics

Looking for an alternative to dysfunction in Washington? Maybe it's time to turn to Berlin.

Christian Caryl |

In Box

Did Hitler Bring Home the Bacon?

Why even the Fuhrer was a proponent of pork barrel spending.

Alicia P.Q. Wittmeyer |

Report

Record Fine for French Bank

U.S. uses dollar power to penalize BNP Paribas for violating sanctions.

Jamila Trindle |

Dispatch

How to Celebrate a War's Beginning

While Bosnia welcomed EU dignitaries for the official WWI centennial, protesters donned masks of assassin Gavrilo Princip and Serbs erected a statue in his honor.

Valerie Hopkins |

COLUMN

How to Lose Friends and Alienate Allies

Why America’s friends in Europe are wishing for the good old days of George W. Bush.

Kori Schake |

Argument

The Iron Tulip and the Louse

Can Louis van Gaal and Miguel Herrera do a remake of “The Odd Couple” after the World Cup? Please?

Andrea Canales |

Feature

Longform's Picks of the Week

The best stories from around the world.

FP Staff |

Slide Show

The World in Photos This Week

The 2014 FIFA World Cup causes celebration and protests; Iraqi refugee camps swell with families after the fall of Mosul; and people all over the world enjoy the summer heat.

FP Staff |

Argument

The Participation Gap

Why the problem of inequality isn’t just about differences in income.

Devin Stewart |

Argument

Adapt or Die

National soccer styles still exist. They’re just changing all the time.

Musa Okwonga |

Argument

The Game Is the Same

National soccer styles are disappearing -- good riddance?

Adam Bate |

Argument

C’mon Germany, America Needs a Draw

With all the things the United States has done for Germany, isn’t it time for a little payback?

Daniel Altman |

Argument

Think Again: NATO

Why Europeans can defend themselves, but won't until Washington makes them.

Justin Logan |

Argument

No Passage Through the Alps

For Switzerland’s stars, playing in France is a big non-non.

Michael Goodman |

Argument

Keep Calm and Carry Them Elsewhere

An independent Scotland would evict the United Kingdom’s nuclear force. So, then, what would Britain do with its 225 weapons?

Jeffrey Lewis |

Feature

The Best Way to Lose

Did Vicente del Bosque plan the perfect defeat for Spain?

Daniel Altman |

Argument

Post-Colonialism on the Pitch

When former colonies face off against their ex-oppressors.

Musa Okwonga |

COLUMN

The Ghosts of Religious Wars Past Are Rattling in Iraq

How the lessons of the European wars of the Reformation -- hundreds of years old -- can help stave off the lethal mix of religious radicalization and politics.

James Stavridis |

Argument

The Return of the Bonapartes

Why France's ascendant National Front is so dangerous.

Robert Zaretsky |

Argument

The Curse of the Plastic Players

Every country wants a Brazilian on its team, but what if he scores against Brazil?

Pedro Cifuentes |