GlobalJuly 5, 2017

On world affairs, most G20 countries more confident in Merkel than Trump

Among 17 Group of Twenty member countries, residents in just two countries have substantially more confidence in Trump than in Merkel on world affairs.

GlobalMay 23, 2017

NATO’s Image Improves on Both Sides of Atlantic

Views of the security alliance have grown more positive in North America and Europe, but there are sharp political and partisan differences.

Fact TankNovember 2, 2016

Italy on track to surpass Greece in refugee arrivals for 2016

With nearly 160,000 arrivals so far in 2016, Italy may surpass Greece as Europe’s new focal point for refugee flows.

GlobalSeptember 20, 2016

Favorable views of the UN prevail in Europe, Asia and U.S.

Majorities or pluralities in 17 of 19 countries we surveyed have a positive view of the United Nations.

Fact TankSeptember 6, 2016

Fewer refugees entering Europe than in 2015, but asylum backlog still growing

The number of refugees who have entered Europe this summer has declined compared with last year, but the backlog of asylum applications continues to grow.

GlobalJuly 6, 2016

Support for NATO is widespread among member nations

A median of 57% across the 11 NATO member countries surveyed voiced favorable views of the coalition, with only about a quarter (median of 27%) expressing negative opinions.

GlobalJune 24, 2016

Brexit vote highlighted UK’s discontent with EU, but other European countries are grumbling too

People in a number of other EU countries share the British desire for a less, not more, centralized Europe, and that the debate about the future of the EU will not subside just because the UK has now voted.

GlobalJune 8, 2016

British crave more autonomy from EU as Brexit vote nears

Nearly two-thirds of Britons say they want the EU to return certain powers to national governments. Only 6% want to transfer more powers to the Brussels-based institution.

Fact TankMarch 2, 2016

UN peacekeeping at new highs after post-Cold War surge and decline

The number of UN peacekeeping forces around the world has peaked in recent months after falling off in the late 1990s, following a period of trial and error for UN interventions.

Fact TankJanuary 21, 2016

Refugee crises, climate change are top risks in next 10 years, experts say

Large-scale refugee flows and lack of progress in slowing global warming are the top risks that the world faces in the coming decade, according to a survey by the World Economic Forum of executives and experts.