Britain’s Post-Brexit Foreign Policy Can Be a Force for Good
Boris Johnson shouldn’t shy away from global leadership and the morally driven approach that protected Kosovars and Iraqi Kurds in the 1990s.
How Brexit Lit the Fuse in Northern Ireland
Loyalist fears that Boris Johnson is abandoning them have sparked a wave of violence that could endanger the Good Friday Agreement.
Bangladesh’s Long Journey From ‘Basket Case’ to Rising Star
But 50 years after independence, an authoritarian turn casts a shadow over the country’s future.
Why Was Roman Politics So Stabby?
Emma Southon’s book on murder in Rome depicts a state built on death.
Ending Wars Was Never Easy
A new book about a forgotten attempt to resolve World War I sheds light on the struggles facing the West’s diplomats today.
Why Washington Is Fed Up With Beijing
Decades of failed efforts to woo China explain the Biden administration’s tough talk ahead of Alaska meeting.
Is Brexit Driving Gibraltar Into Europe’s Arms?
The territory at the tip of Spain will remain British on paper, but in practice Brexit has brought it closer to the EU than ever before.
In the City, the Bluffing Is Over
During crisis after crisis, London’s financial giants cried wolf about leaving. Now the wolf is at the door.
Germany’s Holocaust Remembrance Is Turning Upside Down
The left is relativizing the past, the far-right is insisting on its uniqueness, and the country’s historical culture is cracking from within.
The Founding Fathers of International Relations Theory Loved War but Overlooked Sex
Pre-modern European power was grounded in marriage and childbirth, not just conflict.
Sisi Learned the Wrong Lessons From Mubarak’s Fall
Wanton repression is building up more pressure for the next uprising.
Was George Shultz America’s Best Secretary of State?
Reagan’s top diplomat ended the Cold War and reshaped the world.
Weimar’s Lessons for Biden’s America
Hitler’s first coup attempt failed—but German democracy broke down anyway. Here’s how the United States can avoid the same fate.
Social Welfare Is as American as Apple Pie
Mike Konczal’s ‘Freedom From the Market’ resurrects a lost U.S. tradition.
Ben Ali’s Ghost Still Haunts Tunisia
The Arab Spring’s democratic success story is wrestling with the vestiges of an authoritarian past.
Brexit Is Probably the United Kingdom’s Death Knell
An English-led disaster has emboldened others to get out.
Britain’s Been Hammered by Brexit, but It Got the Vaccine Right
The positive contrast with the European Union’s COVID-19 vaccine debacle has masked a rocky exit from Europe.
Macron’s Algeria Report Isn’t Progress, It’s a Whitewash.
France lost the Algerian War but is still controlling the narrative about its history—while refusing to apologize or pay reparations.
Harriet Tubman and the Search for Freedom Beyond American Borders
How the Underground Railroad laid tracks to Mexico.