Facing Trump, Putin, and Xi, London Needs Old Allies for New Ideas
A “C-3” of Canada, Australia, and the U.K. is the right group to stand up to authoritarian aggression.
Bullied by Beijing, America’s Closest Allies Regret Saying ‘Yes’ to China
China was winning over the innermost circle of U.S. allies. Now it’s driving them away.
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Bias against individuals with disabilities is influencing lockdown easing, Kenya is heading for dictatorship, and the Trump administration is hurting Western unity in the Balkans.
Politicians Are Writing Off Disabled Lives Amid the Pandemic
Ableism has pervaded the failed response to the coronavirus.
Britain Must Step Up to the Global Stage to Protect Hong Kong
China’s disregard for international law under Xi presents a shared challenge.
In Pandemic Policy Response, the Left Has a Leg Up
Leftists in Britain and the United States say their ideas aren’t just relevant, but crucial to addressing the coronavirus-caused economic disruption.
Explaining America to the World
How U.S.-based foreign correspondents are covering the Black Lives Matter protests for their audiences back home.
No-Deal Brexit Looks Likelier Than Ever After the Pandemic
The U.K. and EU still find themselves far apart on crucial issues—with time running out.
Could the Pandemic Kill the United Kingdom?
Boris Johnson’s bungled coronavirus response could fuel calls for Scottish independence and Irish unification.
How Dominic Cummings Made Himself Irrelevant
By getting caught violating lockdown rules, Boris Johnson’s advisor has thrown away a massive polling lead—and with it, his almost total power over Britain.
The Decline and Fall of British Lying
In Britain’s hierarchical culture, the crime for the upper classes isn’t telling lies—it’s getting caught.
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.
Britain Hates Johnson’s Machiavelli
Conservative Party advisor Dominic Cummings has drawn national wrath over a seemingly minor scandal.
Britain’s Conservatives Sold Out to Beijing Too Cheaply
Years of obeisance to Beijing have done nothing for Britain.
The Next Pandemic Crisis Is Mental Health
The psychological harm of lockdown hits people with existing conditions hardest.
Why Experts Break Their Own Lockdown Rules
The U.K. epidemiologist Neil Ferguson cheated regulations to see his lover. But he’s not the only scientist to fall victim to the Dunning-Kruger effect.
Not Even the Coronavirus Can Overcome Northern Ireland’s Divisions
Even in the face of an existential crisis, the country’s political leaders default to battles over culture and identity.
Keep Calm, the British Government Will Carry On
Boris Johnson’s hospitalization has sparked fears of instability, but the U.K. government has functioned smoothly in the absence of prime ministers in the past and continues to do so today.