Israel Has a Silent Centrist Majority. Benjamin Netanyahu Is Blocking It.
As long as the prime minister remains in power, the electorate’s true preference—a centrist, secular, national unity government—will remain unfulfilled.
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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.
Boris Johnson Won’t Unite Britain—He’ll Keep Dividing It
The U.K.’s new prime minister is likely to double down on culture wars and nativist rhetoric to hold on to his new electorate.
Democrats: Don’t Screw Up Like Britain’s Labour Party Did
Radical leftism may provide a political high, but it won’t bring victory—and the withdrawal symptoms could last decades.
Jeremy Corbyn’s Followers Are Stuck in the 1970s
After a devastating election loss, the U.K. Labour Party has maintained the delusion that it won the argument, while dismissing those who voted against it as morally inferior.
Islamophobia Is Boris Johnson’s Problem Now
The U.K. Labour Party’s abject failure to address anti-Semitism has garnered headlines, but hatred of Muslims is even more rampant in Britain—and the prime minister and his party have contributed to making it socially acceptable.
Corbynism’s Bad Hangover
In the light of day, utopian fantasies about a failed leader are dissolving.
Boris Johnson’s Victory Is Exactly What the EU Wants
The endless Brexit saga has brought uncertainty, instability, and confusion to Brussels. Now European leaders can get on with business.
Is Britain’s Election Really About Brexit?
Conservatives and Liberal Democrats are campaigning on the assumption that nothing else matters. The Labour Party is betting that voters care more about bread-and-butter issues.
Algeria’s Election Won’t Save Its Democracy
In the presidential vote this week, citizens looking for change will have few good options to pick from.
In Scotland’s Swing Seats, Nationalists Are Selling Voters on Independence
Mired in the unpopular Brexit process, the Tories will have to convince voters that the union is worth it to keep hotly contested seats.
For Boris Johnson to Become Prime Minister Again, He (Probably) Has to Win His Seat First
The Conservative Party leader’s hold over his Uxbridge and South Ruislip seat represents the narrowest constituency majority for any prime minister in more than five decades.
The Biggest Threat to Boris Johnson Isn’t Jeremy Corbyn
The British prime minister isn’t afraid of the Labour party’s leader. To retain his parliamentary seat in an increasingly diverse west London district, Johnson is facing a tight race to fend off Ali Milani, a 25-year-old immigrant from Iran.
For the 2020 Democrats, It’s America First, Too
The slate of Democratic candidates includes two Rhodes scholars, two ex-soldiers, and a former chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. But don’t count on them to resurrect a Pax Americana.