Sunday, July 24, 2016
  1. The British Leadership Disease

    Lucy P. Marcus

    The British Leadership Disease

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     marvels at the swift decadence of UK politics.

    Newsart for The British Leadership Disease Mary Turner/Stringer

    Ethical political leadership is in short supply worldwide, from the US to Turkey to the Philippines. But perhaps the most striking instance of dishonest leadership has been in the UK, where the Brexit referendum and its aftermath have caused more instability than Britain experiences in a typical decade. READ MORE

  2. Deserting the Battle for Britain

    Kevin Hjortshøj O'Rourke

    Deserting the Battle for Britain

     blames the "Remain" campaign's leaders for abandoning efforts to keep the UK in the single market.

    Newsart for Deserting the Battle for Britain Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

    Why haven’t the Irish developed the same level of animosity toward immigrants from the EU as the UK has, especially given the austerity imposed by European institutions after the financial crisis of 2008? The British press is partly to blame, but the abdication political leadership in the UK matters more. READ MORE

  3. The Case for Constructive Populism

    Kemal Derviş
  4. More Europe, Less Brussels

    Carl Bildt

    More Europe, Less Brussels

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     calls for a new vision of Europe that includes all members and doesn't play favorites.

    Newsart for More Europe, Less Brussels Carl Court/Getty Images

    For too long, the European project has invoked the Europe of Charlemagne that existed more than a thousand years ago. If the EU is to survive, it should tap far more fertile sources of inspiration than an illiterate warrior whose empire fell apart soon after his death. READ MORE

  5. Obama’s Last Hurrah

    Elizabeth Drew

    Obama’s Last Hurrah

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     contemplates the US president's rising popularity as he prepares to leave office.

    Newsart for Obama’s Last Hurrah Leigh Vogel/Stringer

    The burden of the US presidency should be apparent to anyone who’s noticed how Barack Obama's hair has turned almost entirely grey since 2008. And now, as Obama prepares to leave office, his high approval rating stands as a powerful rebuke to the Republicans, who have tried to block him at every turn for the last eight years. READ MORE

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