Regions / Europe & Central Asia
For the far right, the pandemic is a chance to enact border controls and erode the rule of law. It could also expose their utter incompetence.
Austerity and an anti-immigrant blockade left Italy with an older population and underfunded health care. Could the same happen here?
In the Netherlands, the king gave a speech about the coronavirus that was all rhetoric. But it was just the kind of rhetoric that we need during this time of crisis.
Trump’s message to governors on lifesaving medical equipment — “get it yourselves” — is grimly appropriate in a country without national health care.
Withdrawing even some of the U.S. troops, planes, drones and bombers from Afghanistan will reduce the killing.
Donald Trump attempts to take out his electoral adversaries one by one, Mafia-style.
After another failed escalation in Syria, the Turkish president is increasingly isolated abroad and under scrutiny at home.
Trump has sent more new troops to the Middle East than he’s bringing home from Afghanistan.
Whether it’s Russian hackers, deadly viruses, or unscrupulous investors, the Trump administration has made it much easier for some foreign agents to destabilize the United States.
Despite well documented abuses in the kingdom, the spigot of aid and arms from the U.S. and U.K. remains open.