European Power

Scotland’s Arctic dream of independence

The Scottish government is developing a foreign policy, and its Arctic vision is one of its most ambitious efforts yet. Should independence come, close friends in the north could be a vital support.

Why COP26 will fail

UN Climate Change Conferences have failed to produce a model of global governance that can tame power politics, let alone forge a sense of shared destiny among countries. And there is little reason to believe this time will be different.

Sebastian Kurz: The chancellor in the shadows

Unless the European Union urgently addresses the growing threat to the rule of law, it will set a dangerous precedent of tolerance for corruption and lawlessness among the European political elite