John Hume Left Behind a Peaceful—but Divided—Ireland
The Nobel Peace Laureate helped bring nearly three decades of bloodshed in Northern Ireland to an end. But reconciliation between the country’s communities remains unrealized.
Could the Pandemic Kill the United Kingdom?
Boris Johnson’s bungled coronavirus response could fuel calls for Scottish independence and Irish unification.
Not Even the Coronavirus Can Overcome Northern Ireland’s Divisions
Even in the face of an existential crisis, the country’s political leaders default to battles over culture and identity.
Ireland’s Populists Are Not Really Populist
After decades of militant radicalism, Sinn Fein won last week’s elections by moving toward the mainstream.
Sinn Fein Just Upended Ireland’s Status Quo. What Comes Next?
Disgruntled Irish voters have made their voices heard, but translating that mandate into a governing coalition won’t be easy.
Will Irish Elections Lead to Unification?
After Saturday’s vote, the nationalist Sinn Fein party could form parts of governments in both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland for the first time in history.
Northern Ireland Is in a Culture War. Brexit Is Making It Worse.
Nationalists and unionists are in a battle for cultural supremacy, complicating the U.K.’s withdrawal from the EU.
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.
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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.
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.
Will Boris Get Brexit Done?
The British prime minister won an electoral triumph. But can he cut the Gordian Knot of leaving the EU?
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.
Here’s What Boris Johnson’s New Brexit Deal Would Mean for Britain and Ireland
Could Northern Ireland leave the U.K. altogether?
Will Brexit Stumble Over Northern Ireland Again?
The Democratic Unionist Party’s statement on the latest deal with the European Union.
Northern Irish Politics Are Broken
The Good Friday Agreement is crumbling, and an Irish backstop may not be enough to save it.
Brexiteers Bear All the Blame for the Irish Border Impasse
The European Union and Ireland are trying to preserve Northern Ireland’s fragile stability. The British government is playing with fire.
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.
Will Brexit Be the End of the United Kingdom?
The prospect of a hard border is making many Irish on both sides wonder if they’d be better off together.