Europe

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 |

Dispatch

Can Radek Sikorski Save Europe?

Meet the Oxford-educated Polish foreign minister fighting to get a wishy-washy continent to stand up to Russia.

Michael Weiss |

COLUMN

It's Not a Russian Invasion of Ukraine We Should Be Worried About

That's just a game Putin's playing. And it's a game we're losing.

Emile Simpson |

Putinology

Who Will Be the President of Novorossiya?

A power struggle has broken out among pro-Russian leaders in Ukraine: They're fighting for control of a country that doesn't exist yet.

Anna Nemtsova |

Christian Caryl

Get Real, Nick Kristof

Happy talk isn't going to help Ukraine and Moldova deter Vladimir Putin.

Christian Caryl |

COLUMN

Put Down Your Pistols: Cap and Trade Isn't Dead Yet

The latest U.N. report says that the darling climate strategy isn't working. But that doesn't mean it's dead. For climate advocates, those are fighting words.

Kate Galbraith |

Argument

If at First You Don't Secede…

Will this be the summer of separatism for Europe?

Frank Jacobs |

Dispatch

France Is Not Impressed with Thomas Piketty

In the English-speaking world, he's the economist du jour. But in his home country? Le shrug.

Clea Caulcutt |

Argument

Her Majesty's Big Brother

Britain has plenty of good reasons to stop its citizens from fighting in Syria, but asking mothers to inform on their sons won't work.

H.A. Hellyer |

COLUMN

Down on Piketty Row

Capitalism and its discontents.

Matt Bors |

Argument

Constitutional Conquest

How Putin could achieve all of his designs on Ukraine -- without sending a single tank across the border.

Edward P. Joseph |

COLUMN

Everything You Need to Know to Talk About Inequality

Why Thomas Piketty's capital gulf gets a bit complicated when you look at the numbers.

Daniel Altman |

EXCERPT

Did Robert Capa Fake 'Falling Soldier'?

The complicated history of the world's most famous war photograph.

Amanda Vaill |

Argument

War and Purgatory

What Syria can learn from Bosnia and its post-war mistakes.

Heather McRobie |

In Box

Putin's Empire of the Mind

How Russia's president morphed from realist to ideologue -- and what he'll do next.

Mark Galeotti |

Dispatch

Welcome to the People's Republic of Donetsk

Inside the occupied government building in eastern Ukraine where pro-Russian protesters are trying to create a new country.

Oliver Carroll |

Feature

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The best stories from around the world.

FP Staff |