Managing the Migrant Crisis
How Europe Pushes Migrants Onto Boats
The Return of No-Man’s Land
Europe's Asylum Crisis and Historical Memory
A Self-Interested Approach to Migration Crises
Push Factors, Pull Factors, and Investing In Refugees
The Elephant in the Room
Islam and the Crisis of Liberal Values in Europe
Jordan's Refugee Experiment
A New Model for Helping the Displaced
France on Fire
The Charlie Hebdo Attack and the Future of al Qaeda
Laïcité Without Égalité
Can France Be Multicultural?
Europe's Dangerous Multiculturalism
Why the Continent Fails Minority Groups
ISIS' Next Target
Terrorism After Brussels
The French Connection
Explaining Sunni Militancy Around the World
The French Disconnection
Francophone Countries and Radicalization
The Myth of Lone-Wolf Terrorism
The Attacks in Europe and Digital Extremism
Keeping Europe Safe
Counterterrorism for the Continent
The Continent's Leader Needs Intelligence Reform
British Counterterrorism Policy After Westminster
London Can Do More to Prevent Radicalization
Europe’s Populist Surge
A Long Time in the Making
Merkel's Last Stand
Letter from Berlin
There Is No Alternative
Why Germany’s Right-Wing Populists Are Losing Steam
The Schulz Effect Faces Its First Test
Will Reviving Germany's Social Democrats Be Enough to Unseat Merkel?
The Future of Dutch Democracy
What the Election Revealed About the Establishment—and Its Challengers
The Right Way to Leave the EU
Pulling the Trigger on Brexit
And Passing the Point of No Return
Theresa May's Gamble
Why Britain's Snap Election Will Do Little to Ease Brexit
France’s Next Revolution?
A Conversation With Marine Le Pen
Europe in Russia's Digital Cross Hairs
What’s Next for France and Germany—and How to Deal With It
Why French Voters Rejected Le Pen
Austria's Populist Puzzle
Why One of Europe's Most Stable States Hosts a Thriving Radical Right
Europe's Hungary Problem
Viktor Orban Flouts the Union
Europe's Autocracy Problem
Polish Democracy's Final Days?
Only a decade ago, Europe was still heralded by supporters as a model for the world’s future. It was like Walt Disney’s original version of EPCOT writ large, the argument ran—an Experimental Prototype Continent of Tomorrow.
That was then. After a decade of economic crises and political turmoil, stalled halfway between national and regional sovereignty, Europe is no longer sailing proudly forward but drifting aimlessly close to dangerous shoals. The main risks to the continent now are political, with crucial elections approaching that will determine whether the EU continues or abandons its quest for ever-greater collaboration and openness.
To provide intellectual context in this time of choosing, we offer this collection devoted to three of the continent’s crucial interlocking challenges—immigration, terrorism, and populist nationalism. Europe has absorbed large numbers of refugees from Syria and other countries in recent years, experienced repeated devastating terrorist attacks, and turned inward as a result. Foreign Affairs has been tracking each of these issues in real time, and we gather the best of our coverage here for handy reference.
In the end, Europe’s center should hold. Austria, France, and the Netherlands have gone up to the brink only to pull back—even with a foreign thumb on the scales trying to engineer different outcomes. Other countries may do the same. But should current extremist contenders fall short, the problems that helped fuel their rise will remain. And how those challenges are handled will be the story of Europe’s next chapter.