Global Supply Chains Are Dangerously Easy to Snap
The U.K. is preparing for empty shelves in case of a no-deal Brexit, but others may be just as vulnerable.
How Much Damage Did Trump Cause in Helsinki?
The president’s disgraceful remarks could have disturbing results.
Europe Should Call Trump’s Bluff
Spending 4 percent of the EU’s GDP on defense would boost sagging economies and protect the continent at a time when U.S. leadership is lacking.
Boris Johnson’s Great Leap Forward
Britain’s conservatives were once known for sensible stewardship of the economy. Now, the Tory Maoists are blowing it up.
‘Take Back Control’? Brexit Is Tearing Britain Apart
Prime Minister Theresa May thinks it’s her duty to deliver Brexit, but the outcome could entail splitting her party and impoverishing Britain.
The West Is Letting Libya Tear Itself Apart
Calling for elections in the absence of stable institutions while competing for diplomatic and economic influence won’t rebuild the country — it will destroy it.
The Country That Wasn’t Ready to Win the Lottery
Guyana just discovered it owns enough oil to solve all its problems — and cause even bigger ones.
Ireland’s Nasty No Campaign
Anti-abortion activists are deploying every imaginable scare tactic to defeat a referendum that would grant Irish women the right to choose.
Pompeo’s Iran Plan Is a Pipe Dream
The Trump team doesn’t have a post-nuke deal strategy — just a list of demands.
How to Steal an Election in Broad Daylight
Autocrats and counterfeit democrats have perfected the art of rigging polls to stay in power — without breaking any laws.
How Europe Can Block Trump
After Washington exits the Iran deal, U.S. secondary sanctions could harm European companies. EU leaders should retaliate by reviving a tool used successfully in the 1990s.
Don’t Blame Amber Rudd for Britain’s Racist Immigration System
The ousted home secretary was trying to clean up the mess her boss created. Theresa May alone is responsible for the “hostile environment” policy’s heinous abuses.
Syrian Chemical Weapons Prompts Missile Volley From Trump
U.S. is “locked and loaded” for more strikes, but only if Assad uses chemical weapons.
For a Second Strike on Syria, Trump Will Have to Go Big
With little to show for last year’s missile attack, the Trump administration is contemplating a larger campaign against the Assad government.
How Not to Pressure Putin
Britain needs strategic patience, not shrill denunciations, to keep Russia in check.
Britain Has No Clue Why It’s Punishing Russia
Before you sanction Putin, it would help to know what you're after.
A Brief History of Attempted Russian Assassinations by Poison
Russian security services appear to be increasingly targeting dissidents and renegade spies for death by poison.
How to Make Karl Marx Sexy
The philosophy of economics doesn’t make for a good movie. It gets easier if you drop the philosophy and the economics.
Europe’s Sanctions-Blocking Threats Are Empty
When it comes to Iran sanctions, the EU must satisfy Trump’s demands. Access to the U.S. financial system hangs in the balance.