Rachel Donadio

Rachel Donadio

Rachel Donadio is a Paris-based staff writer at The Atlantic, covering politics and culture across Europe.

Why France’s Former Prime Minister Wants to Be a Mayor in Spain

Manuel Valls is running for office in Barcelona, where his trumpeting of European values has gained little traction in the face of everyday politics.

a photo of French yellow vest protesters

France’s Yellow Vests Are Rebels Without a Cause

As weekly protests continue in Paris, French President Emmanuel Macron is still trying to figure out what the “yellow vest” movement wants. It’s not an easy task.

France’s Double Standard for Populist Uprisings

Residents of the city’s poorer, immigrant-heavy suburbs have for years asked the government to take their challenges seriously. They’ve had little success.

Italy Defied Starbucks—Until It Didn't

The chain’s new store in Milan reveals some unexpected ways that coffee connects with national identity.