Latest from James McAuley

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

France unveils draft law to boost ‘republican principles’ as debate over Islamism rages

The legislation against what the government has previously characterized as “separatism” comes after devastating terrorist attacks.
  • Dec 9, 2020

Four French police officers charged in brutal beating of Black music producer

The incident comes amid a national debate about the value of filming officers on active duty.
  • Nov 30, 2020

France and Britain to loosen coronavirus lockdowns ahead of Christmas

European leaders acknowledge that the coronavirus is far from under control.
  • Nov 24, 2020