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Richard Aldous
Consolidation or Catastrophe?
UK Election Live-Blog [CLOSED]

Up-to-the-minute commentary as the results trickle in.

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.

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Hugging the News Cycle
The Burgeoning Burgos

Will Mexico be the first to replicate America’s fracking success?

Under Pressure

But this may be more about pressuring Pyongyang than chastising Cairo.

Pressuring Pyongyang

Treasury turns up the heat on Pyongyang’s enablers in Moscow and Beijing.

April 8 2024

This year’s total solar eclipse was fun, but the next one will expose solar power’s biggest weakness.

German Election Watch

With her opponents already on the back foot, Merkel takes aim at the former SDP leader’s Russian business ties.

Poisoning the Well

Turkey’s President Erdogan has declared that all three of Germany’s largest parties are the enemies of Turks.

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