The conundrum facing America’s allies is how to cope with a great imperial power in decline that is still a great imperial power.
In their vying claims to Iron Lady nostalgia, the leadership contenders reveal a Tory party struggling for coherence and renewed purpose.
The cycles of London’s engagement with Beijing reveal how the U.S.’s ability to keep allies in line for its great-power competition is weakening.
David Trimble leaves a tremendous legacy, but politics passed him by.
Being in London this week has been like having your home teleported somewhere else.
The country does not escape its various political crises despite its constitution. It escapes these crises because of it.
Boris Johnson achieved almost nothing except for one very big thing: Brexit.
His most senior ministers are getting off the carousel of chaos because they just don’t see him governing the country.
The great paradox in the world today is that the “dumb simplicity” of America’s self-perception is both obviously bogus and fundamentally true.
In a narrow but important sense, the world has become more amenable to the former president. And yet.
Britain has taken back control but has yet to exercise much of it.
An ex-Soviet state’s national myths—as well as the forces of nationalism, economics, culture, and religion—all pull it away from Moscow. Can Russia really compete?
The prime minister’s political life once appeared to be a sweeping epic. Despite surviving a no-confidence motion, it risks being more of a tragic novella.
NATO’s efforts to help Ukraine are not simply about military strength but about character, the alliance’s leader indicated.
Globalization, commercialization, and competition killed the romance of soccer—creating the best competition in the world in the process.
Brexit created a problem that cannot be solved, only managed. Both Britain and the European Union are responsible for what happens now.
Britain’s foreign secretary says in an interview that she wants to expand NATO’s remit, and strengthen the G7.
The knottiness of Northern Ireland is by design. Remaining stuck is the only way the place works.
Part of the problem with assessing contemporary leaders is the tendency to compare them not with real-life predecessors but with simplified myths.
The French president may well win reelection, but the forces propelling the far right are nevertheless strengthening.