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Richard Aldous
Let's Make a Deal
A Brexit Game of Chicken

The negotiations between the UK and the EU are as good as rigged to blow up. And if they do, the EU would be the bigger loser.

The Future of Europe
The Darling Buds of May

Theresa May is going to win the election. The question is by how much.

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.

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Risky Business

The Long March toward a Chinese meltdown continues.

Make NATO Great Again

Is this the Trump effect?

Terror in the Philippines

The Philippine president cut short his Russia trip to deal with a terrorist outbreak at home.

The Nork's Nukes

As North Korea’s missile progress proceeds apace, the U.S. is coming ever closer to a binary choice: war with North Korea or acceptance of its deterrent.

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A state-run insurance system would cost more than California spends on all other public services—education, police, pensions, and more—combined.

Energy Innovation

How close are renewables to a shale-like boom?

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