Sunday, April 30, 2017
  1. Theresa May’s Pyrrhic Victory

    Anatole Kaletsky

    Theresa May’s Pyrrhic Victory

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     believes that the UK's early election in June will hasten the emergence of a stronger opposition.

    Theresa May JackTaylor/Stringer
    The election called by UK Prime Minister Theresa May for June will transform Britain’s politics and its relationship with Europe, but not necessarily in the way implied by a large majority for May’s Conservatives. Britain’s pro-European progressive forces could still snatch victory from the jaws of defeat for three related reasons. READ MORE
  2. The French Election and Europe’s Future

    Joschka Fischer
  3. The People vs. Donald Trump

    Simon Johnson

    The People vs. Donald Trump

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     explains how grassroots efforts are increasingly hamstringing the administration's extremist agenda.

     Trump and Congress Win McNamee/Getty Images
    The Republicans may have won big in November 2016, but US President Donald Trump’s ability to pass legislation still depends on what congressional Republicans expect to see happen in the November 2018 midterm election. If once-safe Republican seats continue to come under threat, Trump's agenda could be stymied. READ MORE
  4. Has France Really Rejected Populism?

    Mark Roe

    Has France Really Rejected Populism?

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     points out that anti-establishment presidential candidates carried almost half of the first-round vote.

    French Elections Chesnot/Getty Images
    Beneath the surface of France’s first-round presidential election results is a potential coalition that should give pause to those celebrating the supposed triumph of liberal democracy. Even if the French electorate rejects anti-establishment policies this time around, today's large minority could become tomorrow's majority. READ MORE
  5. What Mandate for Theresa May?

    Chris Patten

    What Mandate for Theresa May?

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     doubts that the UK's election in June will resolve the many questions surrounding Brexit.

    Theresa May Dan Kitwood/Getty Images
    The UK prime minister's decision to call a snap election reflects her hope of winning a large, docile majority in Parliament for whatever Brexit agreement she concludes with the EU. But, however large her victory in June turns out to be, if she strikes a bad deal – or no deal at all – her government can expect a very rough ride. READ MORE
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