In this piece for The Atlantic, Moisés Naím, a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, analyzes the collective mood in Spain and Italy. With the crisis, people in both countries have become inward-looking, ignoring the rest of Europe just as much as the rest of the world.

“This can and must change,” ,  Naím writes. “Europe needs to once again seduce the millions of Europeans who no longer believe that the project of building a more united continent will directly benefit them and their families.”