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The making of Trump’s worldview

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 13:15:21 GMT

Two historians show how an ‘America First’ foreign policy has been taking shape for decades



A Brexit transition is only half an answer

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 04:01:32 GMT

The mantra that the UK wants a ‘deep and special’ relationship with the EU is empty



A train that proclaims China’s global ambition

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 04:03:05 GMT

As Beijing pushes westwards, the Atlantic century makes way for a new Eurasian age



Viktor Orban’s Hungary crosses to Europe’s dark side

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 04:09:28 GMT

The campaign against George Soros digs up the demons of anti-Semitism



How Donald Trump has played Vladimir Putin’s game

Thu, 06 Jul 2017 04:01:43 GMT

The US president’s America First stance has seen him surrender his nation’s power



How Britain’s Brexiters lost control of Brexit

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 04:02:46 GMT

Cabinet ministers are in open conflict about the shape of a deal with the EU



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