Before Jihadi John, There Was George Blake
The British KGB double agent was a forerunner of today’s radicalized Western jihadis.
The United Kingdom Dispatches HMS Queen Elizabeth to Confront China
Are U.S. allies finally rallying around Washington’s more aggressive stance toward Beijing?
Sturgeon’s Vision for Independence Is on the Ballot in Scotland
The first minister’s party will almost certainly win the election this week, but the nationalist movement still faces divisions of its own.
Trade Deals Primarily Promote Stability, Not Trade
And the new agreement between the United Kingdom and the European Union does the opposite.
A New Sanctions Strategy to Contain Putin’s Russia
It’s time for America and Europe to start putting serious economic pressure on Putin’s regime.
The U.K. Still Knows How to Punch Above Its Weight
The recent defense review lays out how to be a midsize power in a superpower world.
Boris Johnson’s Buffoonery Is No Longer Funny
The publication of the British prime minister’s cellphone number is the latest debacle to hit a scandal-plagued government.
Gordon Brown Is a Model for Post-Power Politicians
New rules are needed to give retired leaders a clear role.
Boris Johnson’s Climate Rhetoric Lacks a Real Blueprint for Change
For the post-Brexit United Kingdom, climate leadership is easier aspired to than achieved.
The United Kingdom Finally Acknowledges Its Hard-Power Limits
In its new defense and foreign-policy posture, the country is no longer trying to punch above its weight.
Britain’s Post-Brexit Foreign Policy Can Be a Force for Good
Boris Johnson shouldn’t shy away from global leadership and the morally driven approach that protected Kosovars and Iraqi Kurds in the 1990s.
The Future of Solar Is Small
Local community projects are already powering parts of London and could pave the way for a green transition.
How Brexit Lit the Fuse in Northern Ireland
Loyalist fears that Boris Johnson is abandoning them have sparked a wave of violence that could endanger the Good Friday Agreement.
Britain’s Immigration Overhaul Is Shortsighted
The United Kingdom needs to prepare for future climate migrants rather than obsessing over asylum-seekers.
Soccer’s Financial Crisis Could Transform Leagues Forever
Private equity’s power may eliminate promotion and relegation.
Scottish Activists Want a Quiet, Safe, Progressive Independence
The new country would scurry to join NATO and the EU.
Is “Speaking Your Truth” the New Alternative Facts?
Their many differences aside, both trends speak to a willingness to put personal experience over hard fact.
Boris Johnson Unveils His Post-Brexit ‘Tilt’ to Asia
But Britain’s new security strategy risks shifting too few resources eastward.