The White House’s sloppy agreement does little to advance dialogue, and comes at a high price
The US long ago took umbrage at the – unlikely – prospect that the ICC could prosecute Americans. The consequences of this stance are now revealing themselves.
Although US President Donald Trump’s efforts to undermine the election are shameless, they are still more subtle than the outright election rigging that one finds in places like Belarus. Like other authoritarian leaders, Trump is deploying a new anti-democratic politics that has yet to be fully comprehended.
Victory for Joe Biden in November would empower liberals in former Habsburg lands
When the United Nations celebrates its seventy-fifth anniversary this September, the US will still be misgoverned by a transactional president who has no interest in global rules. But if that precludes a rebirth of global multilateralism this autumn, things could look very different next spring.
In striking down the Privacy Shield, the European Court of Justice has halted transatlantic data flows and thrown global digital commerce into disarray
There are at least 11 different ways the United States could use economic weapons to harm China in the coming years
Many European pundits seem to think that a Democratic administration in the United States wouldn't change much about how the US has treated Europe since 2017. But, if Joe Biden defeats President Donald Trump in November, the sceptics will find themselves pleasantly surprised.
The covid-19 crisis has created an opening for stronger collective European action. But policymakers must understand that the demands of voters across the continent for greater cooperation do not reflect an appetite for institution-building, but rather a deeper anxiety about losing control in a perilous world.
Liberal democracies must learn the lessons of the past by thinking long-term, applying a strong moral code – and avoiding hubris