European elections this week are expected to see a variety of Europhobic parties pick up around one-third of the EU parliament’s seats.
The European Union stood together in Brexit negotiations. Can that unity help it find a way through future internal arguments?
Notre Dame Cathedral is getting the money it needs to be rebuilt. But what about the other monuments across France that are still crumbling?
North Macedonia votes on Sunday for a new president. But more important may be how the United States and European Union made this possible.
Nuclear weapons: As the U.S. and Russia back away from arms control, how worried should the world be?
To two longtime Monitor correspondents on assignment, a step into the Sahara meant adventure. But to others, it can mean life and livelihood. To still others, it represents peril.
France’s “yellow vest” protesters have been highly visible, but their motives have been cryptic, thanks in large part to their lack of leaders and structure.
“It belongs in a museum,” as Indiana Jones once said of an artifact. But which museum? From Easter Island to Greece, countries are asking for their cultural treasures back – and, in a sign the tide may be shifting, a leader of a colonial power has said yes.
Nationalism shapes the politics of both Europe and the United States, but their historical experiences with it differ. In Europe, the distinction between “nationalism” and “patriotism” defines the continent’s past and, perhaps, its future.
This short piece about our reporter's experience while on assignment in Niger links to Part 7 of our migration series, which you can find here. You can find all the stories in the series here.
How far beyond their national borders should European governments go to rescue refugees threatened by violence? And how many such victims is the European public ready to shelter?
Where do Europe’s borders really begin? To stem the flow of migrants, the EU is now implementing policies in Africa, recognizing that the two continents’ futures are closely intertwined. Part 7 of On the Move: The faces, places, and politics of migration.
World War I may have ended a century ago, but many of the issues that swirled around it remain highly relevant even now. Monitor writers took a look at nine of those topics and how they still reverberate today.
For several years, voters across Europe have been breaking with familiar centrists in favor of often radical newcomers. Germans had resisted the phenomenon – until now. And that could shake the continent up.
Never before have so many people – 70 million – been forcibly displaced from their homes. Millions more have chosen to leave in search of a better life. And traditional politics have been thrown into disarray. Part 1 of On the Move: the faces, places, and politics of migration.
Aung San Suu Kyi is hardly the first icon who has wound up leaving many admirers disillusioned. But amid the Rohingya crisis, the consequences of the world’s bewilderment may be especially high.
French life does not match the calendar year. The annual cycle begins with the rentrée: literally “the return,” but colloquially the end of the summer holidays and nothing less than a national fresh start.
Has China simply become too powerful for the world to protest its human rights abuses? A vast surveillance and detention campaign against a Muslim minority is putting that to the test.
A heat wave in Europe this summer has given vacationers pause for thought about whether they want to broil while traveling. How can the world's tourist destinations stay attractive in the face of global warming?
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