Europe Editor Matt Frei on Europe and the world.
There is one part of Europe where the Scottish independence vote is viewed with particular interest.
In Catalonia and its magnificent capital, Barcelona, millions of Catalans feel inspired by what they see as Scotland’s chance to break free from London.
Moreover, even if the no’s win in Scotland, the demands for independence are unlikely to simmer down in Catalonia.
The threats from Islamic State and the Russian intervention in Ukraine have changed the mood at the Nato summit as leaders face a dangerous new world reality.
The US may have become more cynical about the impact of a president. But it still cherishes the aura of the office – which means “no drama Obama” simply won’t do.
The authorities think that America has spawned several dozen jihadis as opposed to Britain’s several hundred. This is because America has a totally different relationship to its ethnic
By calling themselves Islamic State, the killers of James Foley have created a lie since they are neither a state nor very Islamic.
To America, the Middle East is like a balloon. If you squeeze it in one corner it will bulge in another. You just can’t be sure where.
I remember feeling faint with comic relief and thinking this man was a comical genius whose ability to make the audience laugh was like performance alchemy delivered with hysterical energy.
Four days after the shooting down of flight MH17, some forensic work is underway, but the progress has been hampered by the nastiest politics.
Four days after the downing of flight MH17 this remains the biggest crime scene in the world, with the suspected criminals in charge of guarding it. That is one of the many astonishing facts about
A tragic accident was always going to happen under the inflamed circumstances in this neighbourhood. But who could have imagined an accident like this against this ill-fated airline on such a