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      Is Europe ready for a Democratic US president?
      Mar18

      Is Europe ready for a Democratic US president?

      Max Bergmann, a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, served in the State Department from 2011 to 2017. He is the author of the recent report “Embrace the EU: A New Progressive Approach for Reviving the Trans-Atlantic Alliance.” WASHINGTON — Europe may have given up on America at just the wrong time. After three years of hostility...

      Hackers use fake WHO emails to exploit coronavirus fears
      Mar13

      Hackers use fake WHO emails to exploit coronavirus fears

      Hackers are not letting the coronavirus crisis go to waste. As the pandemic raises anxiety levels, cybersecurity firms are seeing a flurry of online attacks exploiting fears around the virus to gain access to data and accounts. The aims range from stealing money and identities to corporate and state espionage. According to a report by Recorded...

      How Europe is responding to the coronavirus pandemic
      Mar13

      How Europe is responding to the coronavirus pandemic

      From nationwide lockdowns to school shutdowns, European authorities are creating a patchwork of measures to stop or slow down the coronavirus. Here’s a roundup of the latest measures the 27 EU countries and the U.K. have taken so far in response to the pandemic — from the most to the least affected countries — according to publicly...

      EU top diplomat urges better Russia, Turkey ties after Syria deal
      Mar06

      EU top diplomat urges better Russia, Turkey ties after Syria deal

      ZAGREB — The European Union’s foreign policy chief called Thursday for better relations with Russia and Turkey as the two countries announced a cease-fire in Syria, a move that highlighted once again how much leverage they wield over the EU. The war in Syria has had a direct impact on the 27-member bloc, contributing to the refugee and...

      Pacifist EU won’t stop terrorism in Africa, says foreign affairs chief
      Feb28

      Pacifist EU won’t stop terrorism in Africa, says foreign affairs chief

      ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — It’s the Borrell Doctrine: The EU must be “less angelic” and supply lethal weapons to African allies if there is any hope of defeating terrorists. On his first visit to Africa as the EU’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs, Josep Borrell articulated a robust approach to confronting violent threats. He...

      The battle for Germany’s center right
      Feb26

      The battle for Germany’s center right

      BERLIN — He’s a white, married Catholic father of three from North Rhine-Westphalia with a law degree and an ear for music. Meet Armin Laschet, Friedrich Merz and Norbert Röttgen, the three men vying to lead Germany’s Christian Democrats and succeed Angela Merkel as chancellor. If the trio look like cookie-cutter versions of the same...

      The wannabe Merkels
      Feb25

      The wannabe Merkels

      BERLIN — A trio of men have thrown their hats into the ring in the race to become the next leader of Germany’s Christian Democrats (CDU) and, in all likelihood, the party’s next chancellor candidate. The CDU has scheduled a special party convention for April 25 for delegates to elect a new leader, after Angela Merkel’s prior...

      State Department keeps quiet as Pompeo meets Lavrov in Munich
      Feb15

      State Department keeps quiet as Pompeo meets Lavrov in Munich

      MUNICH — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference on Friday in an encounter the American side apparently wanted to keep under wraps. The State Department made no announcement of the meeting, which took place in Lavrov’s own dedicated meeting room at the...

      Trump installs loyalists in top jobs after impeachment purge
      Feb14

      Trump installs loyalists in top jobs after impeachment purge

      U.S. President Donald Trump is surrounding himself with loyalists after a week of banishing staffers across the government in a post-impeachment revenge plot. On Thursday, the White House confirmed that Hope Hicks, one of Trump’s most trusted confidants, will return to the White House to work directly for the president’s son-in-law...

      Europe needs boots on the ground in Libya
      Feb10

      Europe needs boots on the ground in Libya

      Nathalie Tocci is director of Istituto Affari Internazionali, a former special adviser to former European High Representative for Foreign Affairs Federica Mogherini, and the author of POLITICO‘s World View column. The new leadership in Brussels has proclaimed itself as “geopolitical” and eager to “use the language of power.” They have, to an...