Europe


When Fear Leads a Nation: Islam in the Netherlands

Since the murders of Pim Fortuyn and Theo van Gogh, fear of Islam has increased dramatically in the Netherlands, as has its political utility.


The Fall of Liberalism?

Le Pen. Duterte. Brexit. Trump. It might be appropriate to dub 2016, the “year of populism,” as hundreds of millions of voters around the world have forcefully rejected the political institutions and policies that have been the backbone of 20th century liberalism and democracy. While the motivations and psychology of this global electorate will takes […]


The Italian Job

On December 4, the Italian people will face a vote that could rock the foundations of government.


The Trouble with Tourists

Child sex workers are exploited all over the world by a tourism industry that profits directly from their abuse.


NATO’s Uncertain Future

Trump’s proposed NATO policies raise significant concerns for America’s European allies, and his comments draw into question the United States’ future commitment to the alliance.


Illusive Unity, Elusive Peace: Challenges for the New Secretary-General

The selection of Antonio Guterres to be the next leader of the United Nations was a show of unprecedented unity. Mr. Guterres, Portugal’s former Prime Minister and the current head of the U.N. Refugee Agency, was chosen by an informal consensus vote. Not a single country on the Security Council, the U.N.’s highest body, opposed […]