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Emmanuel Macron and Theresa May tell the tale of two nations

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 04:00:45 GMT

Rather than gloating at Britain’s Brexit discomfort, France is looking to the future



Settling the Brexit bill

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 12:52:58 GMT

EU and UK should consider breaking down the negotiation into 3, smaller parts



A path that would avoid Brexit calamity

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 04:01:48 GMT

Theresa May’s government has to put national interest before party loyalty



Philip Hammond is the politician to salvage a Brexit deal

Sun, 11 Jun 2017 18:11:10 GMT

The chancellor has the experience and temperament for complicated negotiations



Post-election chaos promises Britain Brexit salvation

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 16:05:35 GMT

Theresa May faces negotiating in Brussels with partners who know she is a lame duck



Silicon Valley’s self-serving myths about online freedom

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 04:01:07 GMT

The promise of an internet under the benign oversight of innovators was never achievable



How winning could mean losing for Theresa May

Sun, 04 Jun 2017 04:03:00 GMT

A leader who wanted to project an image of steely resolve seems distinctly flappable



The Brexit election that leaves Britain the loser

Thu, 01 Jun 2017 04:03:59 GMT

May refuses to talk in any detail about life outside the EU



May must acknowledge the costs of her immigration pledge

Sun, 28 May 2017 05:20:16 GMT

But the prime minister finds it hard to face up to difficult trade-offs



Washington must plug the intelligence leaks

Thu, 25 May 2017 13:30:05 GMT

The US risks undermining a crucial five-nation alliance, writes Philip Stephens



Sectarian fires fuel European terrorism

Thu, 25 May 2017 04:01:23 GMT

Choosing sides in the Sunni-Shia conflict will only ensure safe spaces for jihadis



Theresa May has got it right about business

Sun, 21 May 2017 15:02:45 GMT

Market capitalism can only work within frameworks that secure the consent of citizens



Crises, chaos and the world according to Donald Trump

Thu, 18 May 2017 04:00:20 GMT

The organising goal of US foreign policy is the avoidance of fresh calamities



How Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour party is planning for opposition

Sat, 13 May 2017 11:24:01 GMT

What matters to the class warriors is that they retain control beyond defeat



Emmanuel Macron, Donald Trump and a moment for optimism

Thu, 11 May 2017 04:02:05 GMT

The French election serves as a reminder that voters will listen to a reasoned case



What Theresa May has learnt from Margaret Thatcher

Sun, 07 May 2017 12:32:35 GMT

Measured against Jeremy Corbyn, the prime minister can claim to occupy the centre



Theresa May, Jeremy Corbyn and an election trapped in the past

Thu, 04 May 2017 04:07:45 GMT

One leader pines for the 1950s, the other for the 1970s



Theresa May is dangerously disdainful of dissent   

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 14:30:33 GMT

A thumping majority will not change Europe’s negotiating stance  



Emmanuel Macron offers the patriotic antidote to nationalism

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 04:00:09 GMT

Populism prospers because many of the grievances it has tapped into are real



Michael Williams, international relations expert, 1949-2017

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:32:01 GMT

A fine public servant who was instrumental in bringing peace to war-torn nations



What Theresa May’s election gambit means for Brexit

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 04:00:13 GMT

A strong personal mandate would give the prime minister a margin of manoeuvre



Donald Trump, Xi Jinping and a great power bargain

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 04:00:38 GMT

The singular threat to Sino-American relations comes from North Korea



Brussels takes back control of Brexit

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 04:00:28 GMT

All the power lies with Europe and Britain holds no cards in the coming negotiations



A Franco-German bargain to save Europe

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 09:01:30 GMT

After a deluge of crises the next few years will confound the doubters



A Franco-German bargain to save Europe

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 05:00:24 GMT

After a deluge of crises the next few years will confound the doubters