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The Specter Haunting France (and Europe)

France’s election is showing how the big political story across Europe is less the rise of populism than the utter collapse of the Left.

Unpacking the "Trump Effect"
Will Populist Leaders Make Voters Love Putin?

Despite recent shifts, most voters still don’t like Russia. But dislike for the establishment is strong and growing, and Vladimir Putin is exploiting the opening.

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Justice for the Victims of Flight MH17

The just-released Dutch-led report on the downing of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 in Ukraine should bolster the case for renewing sanctions on Putin’s lawless regime.

After Austria
Playing With Fire

Austria’s presidential elections last week should be a wake-up call to centrist European parties. Did they get the message?

Far-Right Rising
Europe’s Failing Dream

Europe’s failure to create a coherent civic identity for its citizens has left the door open for the continent’s various far-right parties. And they’re not hesitating to seize the opportunity.

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Higher Education Watch

University administrations have leaned too far over their skis in an effort to win more guilty findings.

Asia's Game of Thrones

Don’t expect a tough line on Beijing to come out of this year’s summit.

Gazproblems

Warsaw just purchased its first cargoes of American LNG.

Mixed Messages

Trump’s latest outburst on THAAD and trade will hardly help shore up U.S.-South Korean relations.

Crude Economics

Today’s glut could lead to tomorrow’s supply shock.

The Art of the Deal

So far, it’s grandstanding and placebo politics disguising a more moderate agenda.

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