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German Chancellor Olaf Scholz
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz

Russia’s War Has Created a Power Vacuum in Europe

Moscow’s war and Berlin’s morally bankrupt response to it leave Europe without a leader.

A large white mansion is shown behind a security gate.
A large white mansion is shown behind a security gate.

Can London Cleanse Itself of Dirty Russian Money?

Bill Browder on why the U.K.’s new Economic Crime Bill isn’t enough to kick out Russian oligarchs.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson sits during a media briefing.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson sits during a media briefing.

Is the Party Over for Boris?

A spate of high-profile resignations at Downing Street underscores the British prime minister’s perilous position.

Russian President-Vladimir Putin shakes hands with former German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder as outgoing Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev stands nearby during a ceremony inaugurating Vladimir Putin as the new Russian President at the Kremlin in Moscow on May 7, 2018.
Russian President-Vladimir Putin shakes hands with former German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder as outgoing Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev stands nearby during a ceremony inaugurating Vladimir Putin as the new Russian President at the Kremlin in Moscow on May 7, 2018.

Europe Must Shed Its Illusions About Russia

Only if Britain, France, and Germany abandon their post-Cold War fantasies will the West stand a chance of stopping Putin.

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Ones and Tooze Podcast: Boris Johnson and the Sordid Arithmetic of Partygate

Also on the show: How much will that midlife crisis cost you?

Then-Brexit negotiator David Frost leaves EU headquarters.
Then-Brexit negotiator David Frost leaves EU headquarters.

Renegotiation Isn’t Disaster in Northern Ireland

A new deal can be worked out that keeps peace and trade intact.

Boris Johnson poses next to Clifford's Tower in York, England, on May 23, 2016.
Boris Johnson poses next to Clifford's Tower in York, England, on May 23, 2016.

From ‘Partygate’ to a Possible Leadership Challenge for Boris Johnson

The British prime minister’s shining political star seems to be dimming—and with it, perhaps, Conservative prospects.

An inflatable craft carrying migrant men, women, and children crosses the shipping lane in the English Channel on July 22.
An inflatable craft carrying migrant men, women, and children crosses the shipping lane in the English Channel on July 22.

The Channel Is Now a Charnel House

When at least 27 migrants, mostly Kurds, drowned last month, it was the culmination of a century-long Anglo-French tragedy.

A message is projected onto a cooling tower.
A message is projected onto a cooling tower.

After COP26, Scottish Independence Can’t Be Fueled by Oil

The economic case against leaving the United Kingdom is stronger than ever.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson’s Roman Fantasies

Blaming the fall of Rome on immigration is an old, wrong, and dangerous idea.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson shakes hands with a nurse.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson shakes hands with a nurse.

Nurses Aren’t Like iPhones

Why Western countries can’t rely on imported labor in key professions.

Elizabeth Truss arrives for a cabinet meeting.
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.

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