Foreign Policy

From the United States to Germany, the West is booming—but the public hasn’t regained an appetite for liberalism.

Oct 31, 2018
James Traub

Jason Stearns, Director of the Congo Research Group, talks to Foreign Policy about the upcoming elections in the Congo.

Aug 03, 2018
Jason Stearns

The big question for the world is whether the United States will now follow its old Iraq playbook, too. CIC Non-Resident Fellow James Traub digs deeper. 

Jun 11, 2018
James Traub
East Asia

Non-Resident Fellow James Traub argues in his latest article for Foreign Policy that one year after his election, it's clear Emmanuel Macron isn't just a president — he's a liberal man of providence.

Jun 05, 2018
James Traub
Europe

The chancellor's response to the refugee crisis was going to be her downfall. Then Germany's welfare state kicked in.

Sep 21, 2017
James Traub
Europe

Donald Trump Jr.’s actions might rise to the level of criminal conspiracy against the republic, but it probably wouldn't even matter.

Jul 14, 2017
James Traub
United States

France's new president is betting that he can bring disaffected voters back into the liberal fold by combining openness with economic growth. What if he just makes them even angrier?

We live in a time of catastrophic political experiments. Americans are learning how far the institutions of civil society can protect democratic norms in the face of an autocratically minded president. The British are about to find out how much economic pain they can endure for the privilege of flipping the bird to Europe. Italians may soon hand the reins of power to a clown — literally.

Jun 28, 2017
James Traub
Europe

The Front National leader's grace and eloquence make her dangerous to liberalism. Donald Trump’s contemptuous cynicism makes him an existential threat

Feb 16, 2017
James Traub
Europe, United States

Last week, Frank-Walter Steinmeier made his last visit to Paris as Germany’s foreign minister (he is about to become president) in order to issue a plea to the French people: “Please do not surrender to the siren song of populism.” His meaning was plain: Do not elect Marine Le Pen, leader of the nativist National Front, in the presidential election this spring. If France falls, Germany, which votes in September, could be next.

Feb 03, 2017
James Traub
Europe, United States

Germany can either save Europe or refugees — not both. To stem the rise of the far-right, the chancellor will be forced to make gut-wrenching decisions.

Dec 12, 2016
James Traub
Europe, Middle East, Syria

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