Europe

Argument

France on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

Think Americans hate their politicians? The moody French are disgusted -- and looking for a new de Gaulle.

Robert Zaretsky |

Argument

The League of Authoritarian Gentlemen

It used to be that it was mainly the liberal democracies who banded together in defense of their values. No longer.

Alexander Cooley |

Argument

Hands Across the Atlantic

It's high time for a free trade agreement between the United States and Europe. In fact, it's exactly what our economies need.

Chris Brummer |

Argument

Cameron's Au Revoir

In threatening to pull Britain out of the EU, has the prime minister inadvertently opened Pandora's Box?

Denis MacShane |

Daniel Altman

Why Can't Europe Save Itself?

The eurozone will be forever crippled unless it becomes a real currency union -- like the United States.

Daniel Altman |

Dispatch

Ski Camp

Does Davos still matter?

Ian Bremmer |

Dispatch

Brexit Blackmail

Has David Cameron gone too far in threatening to pull Britain from the EU?

Alex Massie |

Argument

Seizing the Moment

The world’s leading nations are convening a meeting on the fight against corruption. Here’s what they ought to be discussing.

Laurence Cockcroft |

Argument

The Eradicateurs

Why Algeria doesn't talk to terrorists -- even if that means killing hostages.

Geoff D. Porter |

Argument

Al Qaeda Is Alive in Africa

A witches' brew of Islamic jihadists is stirring up trouble across the continent. But is that America's problem yet?

Daniel Byman |

Argument

A More Sacred Union

How two words -- forged nearly a century ago -- help explain France's military intervention in Mali.

Robert Zaretsky |

Christian Caryl

What I Learned from Gerard Depardieu

The French actor's case is the exception that proves the rule: Citizenship still matters.

Christian Caryl |

Argument

Changing of Lagarde

How the IMF's courageous new chief is saving Europe.

Desmond Lachman |

Argument

The Greek Depression

Think Greece's failing economy has been saved from the abyss? Think again.

John Sfakianakis |

Review

Gorging on Investment, Choking on Red Tape

Academic economists usually air their new ideas first in working papers. Here, before the work gets dusty, a quick look at transition policy research in progress.

Peter Passell |

Argument

The Songs of Angry Men

Can Les Misérables help us understand why some revolutions succeed and others barely get off the ground?

Erin M. Simpson |

The List

The Nudgy State

How five governments are using behavioral economics to encourage citizens to do the right thing.

Joshua E. Keating |

The New New Normal

Getting Down to Business

The bad news is Washington hasn't seen the last of its bickering, dithering, and gridlock. The good news is Obama can change that in his first 100 days. 

Mohamed A. El-Erian |

Letters

Why Work?

Will working less really make America more productive? 

Alicia P.Q. Wittmeyer |

Argument

Moving On Up

Turkey is now a solidly middle-income state. But there are still plenty of roadblocks on the path ahead.

Hilton L. Root |

Rational Security

Shield of the West

If it weren't for Poland, we'd all be speaking Mongolian right now.

John Arquilla |

Argument

Did Russia Just Throw Assad Under the Bus?

Not really. Watch what the Kremlin does, not what it says.

Andrew S. Weiss |

Feature

Insane Clown Posse

Television comedian-cum-populist Beppe Grillo is the hottest thing in Italian politics. But is his new opposition party funny or dangerous?

Gianni Riotta |

Argument

The Star Student

Poland is the classic market economy. But it knows that its future depends on staying close to the European Union.

Jakub Wiśniewski |

Argument

Decline Is a Choice

The West has nothing to fear but fear itself.

Hubert Védrine |

Argument

Missile Creep

Was giving Patriots to Turkey a step toward war in Syria?

Aaron Stein |

Case Studies

The Anti-Godfather

How a mayor set out to save a Sicilian city from neglect and Mafia influence.

Laura Bacon |

Argument

Return of the Silviosaur

Italian politics these days is like Sunset Boulevard meets Jurassic Park.

James Walston |

Argument

We Were Pirates, Too

Why America was the China of the 19th century. 

Charles R. Morris |