Regions / Europe & Central Asia
Eastern Europe led the way with the kind of right-wing "populism" that now occupies the White House.
By roping India and Japan into its standoff with China, the U.S. is raising the nuclear stakes in Asia — including, dangerously, between India and Pakistan.
The UK's Conservative government is weak, the Labor Party is rising, and EU members are out for blood.
When it comes to demagogues and divisiveness, Trump has plenty of competition — in Europe, the Middle East, and all over our splintering planet.
The evidence is in: The "adults in the room" at the White House have enabled Trump's worst impulses, not checked them.
As the war on terror enters its 17th year, it's clear that abuses of power by one administration lead to abuses by the next.
Ireland is a small player, but it has much to teach its neighbors now suffering extremism, division, and debt.
If any other public agency had blown hundreds of billions of dollars, Congress would hold hearings. If it's the Pentagon, it gets $80 billion more.
Trump's plans to extend the war he once supported ending are even more worrisome for their lack of transparency.
From Catalonia to Kurdistan, long simmering regions are clamoring for their own states. But what good is being a state anymore?