Politics America: “I Hate Everyone in the White House!”: Trump Seethes as Advisers Fear the President Is “Unravelling” and The Infantilization of the President The Danger of President Pence How Stephen Miller Single-Handedly Got the U.S. to Accept Fewer Refugees Trump just claimed stock market gains actually offset national debt and Mnuchin won’t fill No. […]

Politics Brexit Britain: A European reflects: How I learnt to loathe England A prominent Brexiteer reflects: I don’t like this Brexit, but I will live with it The Toxic Nostalgia of Brexit And meanwhile: U.K.’s Gateway to Europe Braces for 17-Mile Brexit Backup Trump’s America: Inside Trump’s Head American Kakistocracy This Is What It Looks […]

Politics After the German election, one ‘what now?’ and two good snapshots of where German politics is at: Can Germany Make an Unwieldy Coalition Work? What Britain needs to understand about the profound and ancient divisions in Germany To understand Germany today, compare it with 1968 Mariano Rajoy’s (non) strategy on Catalonia and The EU […]

Politics Kim and Trump and nukes: On the Brink Israel, White House Abandon Pretense of Peace Process Interview with Iranian Vice President: ‘Our Partners Have More To Lose Than We Do’ This Is the German Economic Miracle That Merkel Hopes Will Give Her a Fourth Term and How Germany is integrating its refugees Britain: Some […]

Politics US: Whatever you may think of identity politics, he is a great writer: The First White President Trump’s White Identity Politics and the Conservative “Welfare” Bait and Switch The Department of Justice Is Overseeing the Resegregation of American Schools and Disappointing Facts about the Black-White Wage Gap It’s All About Race: How State Legislators […]

Politics So everyone cares about North Korea again: Required reading on how we got here: Bad History 40 maps that explain North Korea Internet habits: North Korea Is Not Crazy and North Korea’s Ruling Elite Are Not Isolated The real risk on the Korean peninsula and, just to be alarmist, A Second Korean War Could […]

Politics Trump Train travails: Steve Bannon, Unrepentant Steve Bannon believed in Trumpism. Donald Trump doesn’t. (we have arrived at a new equilibrium in which both the interior members of his staff, the actual federal bureaucracy, the US Congress, the US public, the global public, and global leaders all basically understand the president is fundamentally a […]