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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon attends First Minister's Questions at the Scottish Parliament on Nov. 26.

Scottish Independence Is Only Gaining Popularity

Boris Johnson’s policies appear to have worked in favor of the Scottish National Party.

Soldiers practice administering swab tests at a tennis center in Liverpool on Nov. 6.

National Business Corps to the Rescue

In the United Kingdom, an obscure partnership between business leaders and the military pulled the country back from the brink. The United States and other countries should replicate the model now.

Joe Biden's U.S. election victory is seen on the front pages of British newspapers

Biden Could Help Heal Europe’s Brexit Wounds

The special relationship may survive, but the focus will be very different.

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden

The World Calls Biden, While Trump and Company Double Down

Major world leaders are reaching out to the U.S. president-elect as Pompeo claims there will be a “smooth transition to a second Trump administration.”

U.S. President Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson hold a meeting at U.N. Headquarters in New York on Sept. 24, on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly.

Why a Biden Win Is Bad News for Boris Johnson

By casting his lot with Trump, the U.K. prime minister now looks like yesterday’s man. He is in for a rude awakening.

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders addresses supporters

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The lasting impact of Sanders and Corbyn, a profile of the UAE’s invisible Palestinian hand, and a drift toward authoritarianism in West Africa.

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders greets supporters after speaking at a campaign rally in Denver on Feb. 16, during his run to be the Democratic nominee for president.

Democratic Socialists Lost, but Their Ideas Have Won

Even though Bernie Sanders didn’t win the U.S. Democratic nomination and Jeremy Corbyn was beaten badly in Britain’s 2019 election, the movements their campaigns created will live on in left-wing politics on both sides of the Atlantic.

Former Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn

Why Britain’s Labour Party Kicked Out Jeremy Corbyn

Arguments over anti-Semitism associated with the former leader have consumed the party for years.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson wears a protective face covering as he arrives at the BBC in central London on Oct. 4.

Deal or No Deal Is No Longer the Point

The United Kingdom is heading for a “hard Brexit” no matter what. Here’s why—and what it means for the country’s economy.

U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other leading U.S. politicians visit the border between the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland.

Ireland Is on the Ballot in Pennsylvania

Threats to the Good Friday Agreement—and culture wars—make this a critical constituency in a swing state.

The interior of an NHS 111 Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pod

How Not to Kill People With Spreadsheets

The U.K. government’s disastrous coronavirus error is another example of outsourcing gone wrong.

Fishermen work aboard the Good Fellowship fishing trawler in the North Sea, off the coast of North Shields, in northeast England on Jan. 21.

Why Fishing Could Sink Britain’s Brexit Deal With Europe

Diplomatic battles over fish stocks—and the future of struggling coastal communities—threaten to drag the U.K.-EU relationship onto the rocks.

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Irish Taoiseach Micheal Martin walk in the gardens at Hillsborough Castle during Johnson’s visit to Belfast on Aug. 13.

The Latest Brexit Crisis May Save Ireland’s Shaky Coalition Government

Brexit may be fatal for Dublin in the long term. But for now, it’s a boon to the country’s historic—and fragile—coalition.

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon

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.

A demonstrator holding a Lebanese flag

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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.

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