Boris Johnson Needs a Second Referendum to Stay in Power
A general election in the wake of a chaotic no-deal Brexit is too great a risk. For a man who has always wanted to occupy No. 10 Downing St., a three-way referendum is the safest way to prolong his premiership.
Boris Johnson Doesn’t Want a No-Deal Brexit. He Wants to Win an Election.
The British prime minister’s tough talk is designed to provoke Remainers into blocking Brexit—and give him a villain to blame during an election campaign.
Don’t Blame Boris for the Brexit Backstop Impasse
Britain’s Conservatives and their Democratic Unionist Party allies aren’t the only obstacles to a deal. The EU and the Irish government are also being needlessly stubborn.
Capitol Hill Could Imperil Any New U.S.-U.K. Trade Deal
Despite Trump’s eagerness to help a post-Brexit Britain, plenty of obstacles stand in the way—and not just the usual suspects.
Will an Israeli Energy Boom Make the EU Pro-Israel?
Future dependency on Israeli natural gas could change the political equation for many European countries that are currently critical of Israeli policies toward Palestinians.
Why Is Trump Seeing Red Over France’s ‘Google Tax’?
French unilateral efforts to fix loopholes in global tax rules are adding fuel to the trans-Atlantic trade spat.
Uncle Sam Doesn’t Have Your Back
Donald Trump and Mike Pompeo have made it clear that the United States is no longer committed to protecting Europe. The need for a viable pan-European defense force has never been greater.
Europe Should Bide Its Time on Climate Change
Ursula von der Leyen put forth an ambitious agenda to cut emissions, but the time may not be right for her plans.
Europe Is Back
Long deemed strategically irrelevant by the United States, the EU is poised to become a major geopolitical power. Washington should take note.
Ursula von der Leyen’s Big Promises for Europe
A transcript of the nominee’s remarks at the European Parliament plenary session.
Here’s How to Finally Solve Spain’s Governmental Standstill
A coalition between Pedro Sánchez’s Socialists and Albert Rivera’s Ciudadanos could prevent a fourth election in as many years—but voters are unlikely to buy it.
Ursula von der Leyen Isn’t Perfect, but She’s Better Than the Alternative
Opposing the compromise candidate for EU commission president will further empower populists and Euroskeptics.
How Europe Can Save What’s Left of the Iran Nuclear Deal
With the help of Russia and China, European leaders can prevent the total collapse of the 2015 agreement—and keep the region safer.
Unraveling of Iran Nuclear Deal Exposes Europe’s Weakness
It was the U.S. versus 28 EU nations. Guess who’s winning?
The World This Weekend
Trump’s Washington celebrates a militaristic Fourth of July, protests surge in Hong Kong, and the European Union chooses new leadership.