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Ruling Britannia
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The Invisible Prime Minister

Clement Attlee was a much better politician, and a much more learned man, than popular memory gives him credit for.

After Brexit
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What to Make of May’s Cabinet

Lenin once observed that in some decades nothing happens, and in some weeks, decades happen. That is the position in which Brexit Britain finds itself today.

In or Out?
Live-Blogging the Brexit

Join us as we live-blog the Brexit referendum returns.

Brexit Countdown
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Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Britons vote on whether or not to remain in the European Union.

The Western Alliance
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Fire and Brimstone

As military responses go, Britain’s decision to join the Western attack on ISIS is no game changer. Nevertheless, the shift in strategy is important for at least three reasons.

Hollywood Hamlet
What a Piece of Work Is Celebrity

Movie star Benedict Cumberbatch takes on Shakespeare’s most famous character, plus hordes of screaming fans. More power to him—and them.

Kissinger: The Idealist
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The Education of Henry Kissinger

Niall Ferguson’s Kissinger: The Idealist is a brilliant, magisterial work, as clever, perceptive, and occasionally contrarian as its complicated subject.

The Corbyn Phenomenon
Labour’s Suicide by Socialism?

As it flirts with electing “loony left” candidate Jeremy Corbyn as its leader, Labour should take note: political parties do become irrelevant.

The Beautiful Game
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FIFA, the United States, and Global Order

The FIFA indictments tell us something about the way in which the United States exerts its power on the global stage, and how that power is experienced by the rest of the world, particularly by many countries outside the West.

Elections in the UK
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Four Funerals and an Election

As the dust settles on the UK elections, it’s time to take stock of what lies ahead for David Cameron. His tasks are daunting.

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Asia's Game of Thrones

Taiwan has been engaging in military drills this week around Taiping Island, its major foothold in the South China Sea—and Vietnam is having none of it.

Power Problems

What a new bankruptcy means for the American (and global) nuclear power industry:

Fear the Airpocalypse

But how much trust can we put in European emissions testing?

Asia's Game of Thrones

Li Keqiang’s trip Down Under aimed to shore up Australian support for Chinese trade, with mixed results.

Political Economy

If America’s economic momentum persists, Trump may once again prove harder to stop than his opponents imagine.

Reforming China

Even a Chinese state think tank speaks the ugly truth.

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