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European Union news and analysis from The Nation
April 21, 2017
Could Leftist Jean-Luc Mélenchon Win the French Presidency?
Communism may be dead, but the struggle against capital has taken on new life in France.
April 19, 2017
Why the New Cold War Is More Dangerous Than the Preceding One
Questionable but orthodox Cold War narratives make actual war with Russia more likely than during its 40-year predecessor.
Stephen F. Cohen
April 4, 2017
Hungary Is Forcing All Asylum Seekers into Detention Camps
Victor Orbán is taking Fortress Europe to new extremes.
March 21, 2017
In Brexit’s Wake
A new book about Brexit captures the deeper crisis undergirding Britain’s bid to leave the EU.
March 6, 2017
Too Frightened to Change a Hated Order
Despite profound discontent, the prospect of an exit from the neoliberal orthodoxies of the past 40 years terrifies even those who know how much they have suffered from it.
March 1, 2017
Has Spain’s Podemos Party Squandered Its Prospects?
While the Madrid-based leadership has been mired in factional infighting, regional representatives and allies offer inspiring alternatives.
February 23, 2017
The Bibi-Donald Love-Fest Is a Threat to Palestinians—and the Entire Liberal West
Trump has opened the door to vast settlement expansion. But the two leaders are also natural allies in the populist right’s battle against liberalism.
February 21, 2017
Why the Dutch Are Drawn to Right-Wing Populist Geert Wilders
He’s among the most radical of the new-right politicians in Europe—and he’s poised to win the March elections.
February 10, 2017
Lyon, the Capital of a Europe in Crisis
Last weekend, the three movements now redefining French politics converged in this regional hub.
January 24, 2017
Donald Trump’s Strategy? Destroy the International Community in Order to Save It.
The new president has a wrecking ball, and “internationalism” is written all over it.