Latest from James McAuley

Europe hasn’t learned the real lesson on refugees. Afghanistan shows that.

It’s high time for European leaders to admit that the “crisis” so often invoked was an entirely political fabrication.
  • Sep 13, 2021

France’s unhinged anti-vaccine movement is more than a threat to public health

As France's aggressive vaccine requirements come into force, the dark side of vaccine hesitancy has become even clearer.
  • Jul 26, 2021

The real winner in France’s regional elections wasn’t Macron or Le Pen

The results exposed a crisis of indifference in one of Europe’s most important democracies, a system in which voters have lost interest at precisely the moment when the stakes could not be higher.
  • Jun 28, 2021

The Belarus plane hijacking doesn’t just make the E.U. less safe. It also makes it less European.

What happened Sunday was a direct assault on the European ideal, the values that make the E.U. such a distinct and even daring political project.
  • May 25, 2021

The European Union’s vaccine fiasco exposes a deep crisis of leadership

The coronavirus pandemic is already the defining tragedy in the bloc's short postwar history.
  • Mar 18, 2021

Europe’s absurd and hypocritical war against ‘wokeness’ is heating up

The political genius of these phony wars is that “woke” has no clear meaning; the term’s malleability makes it the perfect enemy.
  • Feb 24, 2021

Macron may not like it, but U.S. ‘multiculturalism’ has some lessons for France

In the French model, difference is all too often seen as a dangerous concept.
  • Feb 3, 2021

For France’s Catholics, the coronavirus is another test of their faith

The practice of worshipping has had to adapt for the coronavirus era.
  • Dec 24, 2020

French President Macron tests positive for the coronavirus after showing symptoms

Macron is the latest world leader to be infected with the virus.
  • Dec 17, 2020

All 14 defendants in trial related to 2015 attack on French newspaper Charlie Hebdo found guilty

The verdict capped a three-month trial that captivated France despite a deadly pandemic.
  • Dec 16, 2020