Regions / France
This year's lowlights from world politics, the culture wars, and the military-industrial complex.
Austria's latest vote shows the European ideal isn't dead yet. But the far right is rising quickly.
If the burkini is incompatible with fundamental French values, it is those fundamental values that have to change.
With no weapons or explosives used, the Nice attack was reminiscent of 911.
The EU needs to increase funding to help out the economically dislocated, or it will face more exits.
As ISIS loses territory, it returns to mass-casualty attacks against civilians. That's why military-first approaches to terrorism are doomed to failure.
Absent much stronger U.S. and European pressure on their Saudi allies, Yemen's latest ceasefire threatens to collapse — which could mean a return to massive civilian bombardments.
A few politicians and intellectuals decry "Islamofascists," but the real target of Islamophobia is the mainstream Islam of mosques, moderate imams, and your friendly Muslim neighbors.
Without concrete, enforceable emissions targets and transition financing, the Paris climate talks will only deepen our climate crisis.
Other Western powers could learn from Germany’s policy of toleration.