A New Scottish Independence Vote Seems All but Inevitable
With increasing support from voters, the Scottish National Party is unlikely to give up its fight for a second referendum despite the procedural obstacles it faces.
Brexit Could Spark a Return to Violence in Northern Ireland
Republican and loyalist paramilitary groups are using the U.K.’s departure from the EU as political cover to reignite their once-dormant campaigns of terrorism.
Radical Islamists Are Still a Threat Behind Bars
The rise of prison emirs and radicalization among incarcerated extremists means that governments must be as vigilant with prisoners as they are with fundamentalists on the street.
The World After Capitalism
The future depends on a social democracy that doesn’t reshape capitalism but transcends it.
Canadians’ Royal Fever Doesn’t Run That Hot
Canada might welcome Prince Harry and Meghan—but the monarchy itself is looking shaky.
Brexit Still Looms Over Northern Ireland’s New Government
Northern Ireland’s leaders have reached a deal to restore power-sharing, but several problems remain unsolved.
We Are Not Who We Think We Are
A new book on the West’s declinist anxiety is a welcome antidote to Islamophobic alarmism, but it could go further in debunking misguided notions of “us” and “them.”
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British Elites Know Who Isn’t Quite Their Type
The term “posh” appeals to foreigners, but the British know there are teeth underneath the smile.
Harry and Meghan Are Leaving the Job but Keeping the Salary
Blame the British press and Buckingham Palace staff for the royal Brexit.
With Parliament Voting for Brexit, Is Irish Unification Inevitable?
Republican sentiment is rising over fears that Brexit will tank the economy, but Northern Ireland’s unionists won’t go quietly.
The Real Way to Win Iowa and Places Like It
There are plenty of innovative policies to revive rural areas—and trade wars aren’t among them.
Will Boris Get Brexit Done?
The British prime minister won an electoral triumph. But can he cut the Gordian Knot of leaving the EU?
The Global Economy 2020: A Positive Outlook Shadowed by China, Debt, and Trade Tensions
Experts expect growth to rebound, but many of their projections are built on shaky foundations.
How to Succeed at Seceding
As Scotland gears up for a second push for independence, Scottish nationalists should learn from Catalonia’s failures.
Can the Democrats Reinvent Themselves in Time to Win in 2020?
The Democratic Party is still fatally divided over outdated ideologies, proving the left hasn't yet learned the lessons of its 2016 defeat or the recent walloping of Britain's Labour Party.
After Brexit, What’s Left for Northern Ireland’s Unionists?
Faced with growing calls for a united Ireland, Britain’s most loyal subjects look to an uncertain future.
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Britain’s Labour Party Needs a 21st-Century Tony Blair—Not Blairism
After a devastating loss, the British opposition needs a leader who offers credible economic policy promises rather than pipe dreams—and knows how to win.