Burning Down the House

by John Feffer Doesn’t idiocy ever take a vacation? As August wound down, the populist troika of Donald Trump, Boris Johnson, and Jair Bolsonaro proved once again that the United States, the United Kingdom, and Brazil would be better off… Continue Reading  

European Integration is in America’s Interests; Brexit Isn’t

by Paul R. Pillar One of several specters hanging over this week’s G-7 meeting is the prospect that in a little more than two months the United Kingdom will crash out of the European Union. Such a “no-deal Brexit” will… Continue Reading  

Boris’ Band of Brexiteers Could Spell Disaster for Palestine

by Nick McAlpin In Europe, Brexit will undoubtedly come to define recently elected Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s tenure. In the Middle East, however, his leadership of the Conservative Party may soon see the UK government align itself even more firmly… Continue Reading  

Prime mover: Boris Johnson and the UK-Iran Crisis

by Julien Barnes-Dacey and Ellie Geranmayeh As Boris Johnson becomes UK prime minister, his first foreign policy test is not Brexit but managing an unexpected crisis with Iran. The Iranian seizure of a UK-flagged tanker in the Strait of Hormuz… Continue Reading  

The Politics of the Turkish-Saudi Clash

by Eldar Mamedov As Saudi Arabia improvises cover-ups of the murder of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a dedicated group of pundits goes into an overdrive trying to minimize the blow to Saudi Arabia’s international reputation. One of the strategies they… Continue Reading