Political Pendulum The New New Europe
Centrist, pro-EU parties are emerging in the Visegrad countries. Can they gain traction?
Unfounded Fears The Great Global Governance Scare
The fear of “global governance” runs rampant among conservatives and libertarians, as if an unaccountable global autocracy was just around the corner. It’s not.
Meanwhile in Europe All Is Forgiven?
The premature rehabilitation of Viktor Orbán and company.
Europe's Future Let Data Flow
Europe shouldn’t sacrifice the future of its digital economy for short-term political posturing.
NATO The Defenseless “New Europe”
NATO’s newest members aren’t spending enough on defense, and what is being spent on defense isn’t being spent wisely or well.
European Disunion The Left Goes Euroskeptic
Europe’s political left has been a reliable defender of European integration against its right-wing critics. The Greek economic meltdown might soon change that, facilitating instead a rapprochement between the political left and the Euroskeptics.
The Brexit Playing with Fire
The EU certainly needs reform, but David Cameron’s use of the Brexit threat to get his way is unlikely to serve the UK well, much less Europe.
Advantage: Russia What Happened to New Europe?
Once the toast of Washington, the post-communist countries of Eastern and Central Europe are at risk of descending into corruption and drifting into Russia’s orbit.