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Elizabeth Truss arrives for a cabinet meeting.

Liz Truss, True Believer

From Brexit-skeptic to face of the “Global Britain” agenda, the new foreign secretary has always seen politics as philosophy in action.

Boris Johnson waves after speaking to conference on the third day of the Conservative party conference on October 6, 2015 in Manchester, England.

Will Britain’s Conservatives Be in Power Permanently?

A new book argues that Boris Johnson’s government is already losing its grip. Here’s why that’s wishful thinking.

Drivers line up for fuel in London.

What’s Causing the U.K. Fuel Crisis?

One part Brexit and one part coronavirus have derailed Britain’s transportation system—and given the government a huge headache.

The Royal Australian Navy submarine HMAS Ranki

Australia Badly Needs Nuclear Submarines

The country’s maritime scope, and China’s rise, makes the AUKUS deal a no brainer.

The sun rises over a Royal Australian Navy submarine.

The AUKUS Dominoes Are Just Starting to Fall

The world’s newest security partnership is a window into how the world works—and the unpredictable places it’s heading.

Macron at nuclear submarine launch ceremony in France

Sub Snub Has Paris in a Tizzy Over AUKUS

The French are right to be upset—but only about the money, not the strategy.

Biden holds a press conference about AUKUS

India Welcomes AUKUS Pact as China Deterrent

The agreement will help New Delhi with its quest for a stable balance of power in the Indo-Pacific.

U.S. President Joe Biden and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson attend the G-7 summit.

Britain’s Special Relationship Fantasy Has Been Exposed

For years, London convinced itself it was Washington’s close partner. That’s now impossible to believe.

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‘Europe Runs the Risk of Becoming a Global Strategic Victim’

Retired British Gen. Richard Barrons warns that the United Kingdom and European Union can no longer simply rely on the United States for their security.

The sun rises over Lindsey oil refinery.

Why The World’s Governments Should Pay Polluters

Britain’s decision to compensate slaveholders was unjust, unpalatable—and effective.

A teenager receives a COVID-19 vaccine.

Scotland Can’t Afford SNP Branding on COVID-19 Policies

U.K.-wide cooperation is vital to bringing the pandemic under control.

A boy stands by a dried riverbed in Kenya.

The Racial Violence of Climate Change

It’s time to speak plainly about the deadly effects of global warming—and their unjust impact across racial lines.

The registration room in hut 6 at Bletchley Park on Oct. 22, 1943. British cryptographers used the intelligence center during World War II to decipher top-secret military communiques between Hitler and his armed forces.

How World War II Code-Breakers Created the Modern Digital World

In “Geniuses at War,” David A. Price convincingly recounts a heroic and tragic tale.

Britain's main opposition Labour Party leader Keir Starmer (left) and Labour candidate Kim Leadbeater (right

Labour’s Victory Is Little Comfort for a Party Back On Its Heels

Thursday’s by-election in the United Kingdom has done little to patch together a divided opposition.

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