The Nine Levels of Brexit Hell
Donald Tusk promised ‘a special place in hell.’ Let Foreign Policy be your guide through Brexit’s Inferno.
Theresa May Is Negotiating Like Yasser Arafat
The late Palestinian leader was legendary for forsaking promising opportunities, caving to extremists, and failing to appreciate the challenges of negotiating against a stronger opponent. Britain’s prime minister has perfected his diplomatic style.
Don’t Fear the Deep State. It’s the Shallow State That Will Destroy Us.
Populists like to blame elites, but from Israel to Britain to the United States their crusade against hardworking civil servants is undermining the foundations of democracy.
As Brexit Looms, the Rock Is in a Hard Place
In Gibraltar, a British territory, 96 percent of the population voted against Brexit, but they are also adamantly opposed to joint rule by Spain. It might be time to reconsider.
The Great British Race to Get a Second Passport
As hard Brexit looms ever larger on the horizon, British citizens who want to keep living in Europe are taking matters into their own hands.
Trump and May Are Discrediting Democracy
Chaos and dysfunction in Washington and London make liberal democratic government look bad—and embolden China and Russia to market authoritarianism as an efficient alternative.
Will Brexit Blow Up Britain’s Conservative Party?
Europe has ended the careers of many a Tory prime minister. If Theresa May can’t forge a deal that carries a majority, she could send the party into the political wilderness.
The Maybot and the Marxist
A stubborn prime minister and an intransigent opposition leader have brought British politics to a standstill. Parliament is poised to seize control of the Brexit process, but that doesn’t necessarily mean a referendum rerun.
Theresa May Stays but Only in Name
A thin victory in the no-confidence vote leaves no one really running the country.
There’s Officially Nobody in Charge of Britain
The United Kingdom is facing a generational crisis and adults are nowhere to be found in Parliament.
What to Read on Brexit
Ten things to read or listen to before the British Parliament votes on Prime Minister Theresa May’s proposed plan to leave the European Union.
Clap Your Hands If You Believe in Brexit
Leavers cling to dangerous myths about the innate greatness of the British.
Brexit Is Destroying Britain’s Constitution
Whatever the outcome, Brexit has triggered an irreversible collapse of Britain's political, legal, and social order.
The Brexit Rubik’s Cube
On the podcast: Inside the British campaign for a second vote on leaving Europe.
Dead May Walking
The British prime minister survived a no-confidence vote, but solved none of her problems.
British Leader Faces Down Rebellion in Her Conservative Party
But Theresa May’s path to Brexit remains uncertain.
No Brexit, No Exit From Brexit, and Nobody’s in Charge
The United Kingdom is in a mess of its own creation, and there's no way out.
The Brexit-Fueled Death of the British University
For centuries, British schools were the envy of the world. Now they’re scrambling to stay alive.