Scottish Independence Is Only Gaining Popularity
Boris Johnson’s policies appear to have worked in favor of the Scottish National Party.
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.
Biden Could Help Heal Europe’s Brexit Wounds
The special relationship may survive, but the focus will be very different.
The U.K. Is Taking an Unexpectedly Moral Foreign-Policy Stance Post-Brexit
Economic considerations are being put aside for human rights.
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.”
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.
Our Top Weekend Reads
The lasting impact of Sanders and Corbyn, a profile of the UAE’s invisible Palestinian hand, and a drift toward authoritarianism in West Africa.
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.
Why Britain’s Labour Party Kicked Out Jeremy Corbyn
Arguments over anti-Semitism associated with the former leader have consumed the party for years.
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.
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.
How Not to Kill People With Spreadsheets
The U.K. government’s disastrous coronavirus error is another example of outsourcing gone wrong.
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.
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.
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.
Our Top Weekend Reads
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.