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October 18, 2018

Italy
Does Italy Threaten a New European Debt Crisis?

Italy’s populist government has relished defying the European Union, and its latest showdown with Brussels could threaten the continent’s fragile recovery—and the global economy.

Conte

May 17, 2019

European Union
Why the European Parliament Elections Matter

Populist parties are looking to make big gains in European Parliament elections. That could disrupt EU policy on issues from trade to migration.

Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini at a rally.

September 10, 2019

Israel
Israel’s Elections: What to Know

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s political future is on the line as Israel votes for the second time in 2019.

August 28, 2019

United Kingdom
What Would a No-Deal Brexit Look Like?

The United Kingdom is set to crash out of the European Union on October 31 without an arrangement for what comes next.

Simon Dawson/Reuters

August 29, 2019

Central America
Can ‘Safe Third Country’ Agreements Resolve the Asylum Crisis?

Washington is hoping it can force asylum seekers to stay south of the border.

August 29, 2019

Brazil
How Brazil’s Burning Amazon Threatens the Climate

Fires in the Amazon have aroused international concern because of the rain forest’s outsize impact on climate, but political tensions are hampering the response.

August 13, 2019

Hong Kong
The Crisis in Hong Kong: What to Know

As protesters in Hong Kong use increasingly creative means to demand change, the possibility that Beijing will respond with force is growing.

August 8, 2019

China
Is China Manipulating Its Currency?

The Trump administration has declared China a currency manipulator, but what that means for the ongoing trade war is far from clear.

August 1, 2019

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
What the INF Treaty’s Collapse Means for Nuclear Proliferation

The collapse of the Cold War–era nuclear arms treaty signals trouble for U.S.-Russia relations, European security, and nonproliferation efforts.

July 17, 2019

France
France’s Tech Tax: What to Know

With France raising taxes on big tech firms, Washington says American companies are being unfairly targeted.