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A boy stands by a dried riverbed in Kenya.

The Racial Violence of Climate Change

It’s time to speak plainly about the deadly effects of global warming—and their unjust impact across racial lines.

The registration room in hut 6 at Bletchley Park on Oct. 22, 1943. British cryptographers used the intelligence center during World War II to decipher top-secret military communiques between Hitler and his armed forces.

How World War II Code-Breakers Created the Modern Digital World

In “Geniuses at War,” David A. Price convincingly recounts a heroic and tragic tale.

Britain's main opposition Labour Party leader Keir Starmer (left) and Labour candidate Kim Leadbeater (right

Labour’s Victory Is Little Comfort for a Party Back On Its Heels

Thursday’s by-election in the United Kingdom has done little to patch together a divided opposition.

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, U.S. President Joe Biden, and French President Emmanuel Macron during the G-7 Summit in Cornwall, England, on June 11.

Biden Is Falling Into the Same Trap With Europe as Obama

Washington’s myopic focus on Berlin and Brussels is a grave mistake. The rest of Europe shouldn’t be flyover country.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson chairs the weekly cabinet meeting at the Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office in London on Nov. 3.

The First Draft Account of the U.K.’s COVID-19 Catastrophe Is Damning

A new book gives the backstory of a dysfunctional early response.

Tom Tugendhat, a member of the British Parliament

Tom Tugendhat Is the British MP China Hates Most

A stalwartly anti-Beijing figure doesn’t quite fit his party’s mold.

Myanmar nationals hold a vigil in Thailand

Myanmar Pressure Campaign Stalls at the United Nations

The military regime’s neighbors resist sanctions, fearing it would divide regional powers.

Kwasi Kwarteng

Kwasi Kwarteng Is a Brilliant Man in a Bad Role

The Black British Conservative politician keeps being pushed forward to cover his party on race.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson meets Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the G-7 summit in Biarritz, France, on Aug. 25, 2019.

India Gives Up Its Anti-Colonial Obsessions and Embraces Europe

In response to China’s rise, New Delhi casts off anti-Western baggage.

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Before Jihadi John, There Was George Blake

The British KGB double agent was a forerunner of today’s radicalized Western jihadis.

People watch from the shore as the HMS Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier leaves Portsmouth Naval Base in southeastern England on May 1.

The United Kingdom Dispatches HMS Queen Elizabeth to Confront China

Are U.S. allies finally rallying around Washington’s more aggressive stance toward Beijing?

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon

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.

EU Council staff members remove the United Kingdom’s flag from the European Council building in Brussels on Jan. 31, 2020.

Trade Deals Primarily Promote Stability, Not Trade

And the new agreement between the United Kingdom and the European Union does the opposite.

Russians protest against President Vladimir Putin's government at Pushkin Square in Moscow on Jan. 23.

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.

Members of the 105th Regiment Royal Artillery fire a 41-round gun salute to mark the death of the Duke of Edinburgh at Edinburgh Castle on April 10.

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.

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson eats ice cream.

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.

Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown speaks at a “No to No-Deal” rally.

Gordon Brown Is a Model for Post-Power Politicians

New rules are needed to give retired leaders a clear role.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson chairs a virtual session of the U.N. Security Council.

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.

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