Brexit Might Break Britain. What Will Scotland Do?
Scotland, six years after its last crack at independence, is hankering to be a “global good gal,” charting its own foreign-policy course independent of London.
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Why partition may be the only solution to Lebanon’s woes, what the bestselling book “Caste” ignores about India’s caste structure, and Britain’s distraction from its real economic problems.
Brexit Is a Distraction from the United Kingdom’s Real Economic Woes
To rebuild its position as a powerhouse, the country will need to focus on its deeper problems.
As Brexit Talks Falter, the Risk of Violence in Ireland Is Still Alive
Despite a major crackdown, the uncertainty around the border won’t let militant republicanism go away.
How Far Should the U.S. Go to Counter China?
From Pacific bases to the Himalayas, Washington and Beijing are facing off.
Boris Johnson’s Plan to Get Brexit Done and ‘Hang the Consequences’
The United Kingdom is going back on the terms of its divorce with Europe, threatening any future trade deals and even the integrity of the U.K. itself.
Don’t Trust Boris Johnson’s Britain
European leaders have always been wary of Perfidious Albion. The British prime minister once again confirmed their worst fears.
Boris Johnson and His ‘Svengali’ May Be Facing Their Reckoning at Last
The U.K. prime minister’s refusal to fire Brexit guru Dominic Cummings has provoked nationwide outrage.
A Most Lonely Union
The EU is a creature of multilateralism. Can it survive in a deglobalized world?
Britain’s Post-Brexit Identity Crisis
Boris Johnson has contradictory ideas for his country’s future—and no clear paths for getting there.
Putting Lipstick on a Bigotry
Former British Prime Minister Theresa May’s top advisor wants to remake conservatism. Instead he’s written a rousing defense of Little England xenophobia.
Trump and Johnson Can Quickly Strike a Trade Deal—If They Avoid the Pitfalls
The U.S. and Britain both want a trade agreement post-Brexit. China and chickens could get in the way.
So Long, and Say Thanks for All the Fish
The post-Brexit talks between Britain and Europe could hinge on whether the U.K. really tries to “take control” of its fisheries—or if Europe keeps access to British waters.
Boris Johnson’s New Immigration Rules Will Harm Britain’s Economy
The U.K.’s new points system will keep low-skilled non-English speakers out, pleasing pro-Brexit voters but devastating entire sectors—from agriculture to health care.
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The long-term consequences of the coronavirus, a significant election takes place in Ireland, and a look at Greece’s new foreign-policy crisis.
Europe’s Post-Brexit Future Is Looking Scary
The continent is suddenly facing serious questions about its future role in world politics—and even in the trans-Atlantic relationship.
Northern Ireland Is in a Culture War. Brexit Is Making It Worse.
Nationalists and unionists are in a battle for cultural supremacy, complicating the U.K.’s withdrawal from the EU.