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.
Theresa May’s Last Dash for a Deal
The British prime minister wins minor concessions in an 11th-hour effort to save Brexit—and her premiership.
Almost Five Decades on From a Notorious Murder, ‘The Past Doesn’t Stay Buried’
A Q&A with Patrick Radden Keefe, the author of "Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland."
As Brexit Looms, the Rock Is in a Hard Place
In Gibraltar, a British territory, 96 percent of the population voted against Brexit, but they are also adamantly opposed to joint rule by Spain. It might be time to reconsider.
Will Brexit Blow Up Britain’s Conservative Party?
Europe has ended the careers of many a Tory prime minister. If Theresa May can’t forge a deal that carries a majority, she could send the party into the political wilderness.
What to Read on Brexit
Ten things to read or listen to before the British Parliament votes on Prime Minister Theresa May’s proposed plan to leave the European Union.
Will the Tories Sacrifice Theresa May to Survive?
Britain’s prime minister is fighting a three-front battle to save her Brexit deal. Most of the party claims to support her, but the prospect of losing power to Jeremy Corbyn might motivate Conservatives to replace their leader.
The Brexit Deal Won’t Destroy Britain
Theresa May’s proposed deal with the European Union won’t put Jeremy Corbyn in power, but it might cost the prime minister her job.
The Democratic Unionist Party Isn’t Bluffing on Brexit. It’s Being ‘Thran.’
The small Northern Irish party that props up the British government has a history of belligerence and brinkmanship. But ultimately it will blink.
Jeremy Corbyn Has a Soft Spot for Extremists
The British Labour leader misses no opportunity to condemn the West, but he’s full of praise for violent revolutionaries.
Theresa May’s Government Is Steering Britain Toward an Iceberg
The Conservative Party's negotiating strategy is premised on telling the EU one thing and British voters another. Doublespeak won't deliver a deal; it will lead to economic and political disaster.