Today on The Atlantic's World Calendar ...
As Germany investigates an 87-year-old man for atrocities at Auschwitz, a new book suggests that not just the SS but ordinary German servicemen were complicit in war crimes.
A historian with deep experience in Syria and with Assad himself discusses the dictator's trajectory since taking office in 2000.
The Atlantic is asking political observers of all stripes -- operatives, journalists, scholars -- what they're reading this campaign season. Here's one answer.
His love of the provocative masked a deep, warm humanity.
Who agrees, who disagrees, and why
Next week's big Euro 2012 games will be in Poland and Ukraine, notorious for violence and racism at their stadiums.
What 'Europe Doesn't Need the Euro,' by the firebrand writer Thilo Sarrazin, means for Germany
Perhaps French President Sarkozy was just the first to go, and the remaining two corners of northern Europe's austerity triangle -- Germany's Merkel and the UK's Cameron -- could soon follow.
Long-staid print and TV political coverage is suddenly taking a more American-style approach to leaders' personal lives.
An anecdotal review of Swiss media and social media suggests that the Tea Party failed presidential candidate will not be missed in Switzerland.
Francois Hollande, who won the French presidential election this weekend, is part of a broader European movement against the EU and austerity.
Germany's austerity plans and hard debt limits are fueling anger across the continent.
Recent debates in both countries highlight how tough it is to talk about raising children without also talking about class and the number of parents.
What newly released documents from the UK colony in Kenya say about the rise of the great powers that have followed.
German critics see the Nobel laureate's poem as ugly attempt to invert history, or at best a play for relevance.
Before Richard Descoings died suddenly and scandalously last week, he made controversial -- and surprisingly successful -- changes to how one of France's most elite universities builds its student body.
The German Nobel laureate denounced Israel's nuclear weapons, and was in turn denounced by the Israeli Prime Minister.
European media coverage of the 17-year-old's killing seems to reinforce pre-2008 ideas about race in the U.S.
Two groups will hold opposing demonstrations in Denmark this weekend in a sign of the continent's challenge with identity politics.