Populists have tried to gain political footing over a threat they say was magnified by the chancellor’s 'open door' refugee policy. But many say that Merkel might actually gain politically after the attacks.
The government in Nice has taken dozens of measures to fight radicalism, including more police, more money, and more cooperation among its immigrant and native populations. But results have been mixed.
A French-Tunisian resident of the southern city of Nice drove a large truck into Bastille Day crowds, killing more than 80 people. It is the deadliest European attack outside a major capital since 9/11.
Britain's pending departure from the European Union will take away one of the bloc's biggest military powers. That could force the EU to create its own force, or spur a greater cooperation between the EU and NATO, which is holding a summit this weekend.
Politicians have failed to adapt their message to voters’ concerns that they are getting sidelined. That’s made it easy for populists to play on people’s concerns that they are losing control over their lives.
EU leaders will have to recalibrate the bloc to stop a further breakup, not only by delivering concrete results like jobs to citizens, but also by making sure their case for unity is heard over growing nationalism.
The referendum on Britain's future in the EU has split the usual blocs and created alliances across party lines. Those odd groupings may be a means to mending the country's divides following the June 23 vote.