Europe

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 |

Argument

Italy's Rebel Blows It

Beppe Grillo, the comedian turned populist firebrand, looked set to upend Italy's staid politics, but instead suffered his first crushing electoral defeat. What happened?

Jeffrey Tayler |

Investigation

The Corleones of the Caspian

How Azerbaijan's dictator woos the United States and Europe.

Michael Weiss |

Report

China Gasses Up for a New Golden Age

China will be the big driver of natural gas markets for the rest of the decade. And Europe is missing the bus.

Keith Johnson |

Argument

Do as I Say, Not as I Do

It's hard to tell France not to sell warships to Russia when the United States is also placing profit over policy.

Colby Goodman |

Argument

What Can Obama's $1 Billion Investment in European Security Actually Buy?

Is just a drop in the bucket or a real commitment to stem threats from Russia?

Christopher S. Chivvis |

COLUMN

Storm the Beaches From Your Living Room

Six D-Day war games that let you invade Normandy all over again.

Michael Peck |

Slide Show

The World in Photos This Week

History enthusiasts commemorate the Great War; Thai anti-coup protesters adopt a familiar hand signal; and Hong Kong remembers the Tiananmen crackdown.

FP Staff |

Argument

Britain's Great Unraveling

Why 2015 could be the end of the United Kingdom as we know it.

Andrew Hammond |

Report

Another Russia-China Energy Deal?

Russia is talking up prospects for a second natural gas pact with Beijing, but this one might be a tougher sell.

Keith Johnson |

Argument

D-Day's Going to Be a Bit Awkward This Year

Why the memory of the liberation of Europe is still a battlefield.

Robert Zaretsky |

Exclusive

The Massacre at Oradour-sur-Glane

An American lawyer finds new evidence about one of World War II’s most notorious war crimes, seven decades after D-Day.

Shane Harris |

COLUMN

D-Day for Draghi

The eurozone's central bank is up to something big. And this time, global investors could be hitting the beaches.

Daniel Altman |

Dispatch

Spain's Poisoned Chalice

The Spanish monarchy is in big trouble, and not even a young, handsome new king may be able to do anything about it.

James Badcock |

Argument

A Nonviolent Alternative for Ukraine

Ukraine faces a rising tide of violence in the restive east. Here's why nonviolent activism is the best strategy for fighting back.

Erica Chenoweth |

Dispatch

Ballots, Bombs, and a Rising Body Count

As a new president takes office, a deadly firefight rages in Ukraine’s volatile east.

Piotr Zalewski |

Dispatch

A Probationary Presidency

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

David Patrikarakos |