Is Football Still a Bastion of White Supremacy?

Jul 13, 2021

On the morning preceding England’s narrow defeat in the European Championship final, The New York Times published an article containing a heart-warming lesson about the power of sport to overcome and eliminate the scourge of xenophobic racism. Rory Smith, The Times’ football specialist based...

Shaping the Future of Energy Collaboration
Apr 22, 2021

Shaping the Future of Energy Collaboration

Is the European Super League Such a Terrible Idea?
Apr 19, 2021

Is the European Super League Such a Terrible Idea?

The Risk of a No-Deal Brexit Remains
Apr 09, 2021

The Risk of a No-Deal Brexit Remains

A New European Financial Landscape Is Emerging

A New European Financial Landscape Is Emerging

Apr 01, 2021

The United Kingdom’s exit from the European single market on January 1 has sent trade in goods plummeting amid much confusion. By contrast, Brexit was carried out in an orderly manner in the financial sector, despite significant movement of trading...

What Meghan Markle Failed to Understand About the British Monarchy

What Meghan Markle Failed to Understand About the British Monarchy

Mar 16, 2021

“We are very much not a racist family,” shouted back Prince William at the reporter. The journalist had asked the wrong question. The right question would have been, “Is your family class conscious?” The reply to that would have been silence. When Meghan Markle, the duchess of Sussex...

Can the British Army Modernize Under Pressure?

Can the British Army Modernize Under Pressure?

Mar 03, 2021

Over the past three decades, the British Army has faced numerous challenges. British soldiers have been putting their lives on the line in several intense multilateral deployments, including the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. These operations have enhanced the mechanical wear and tear,...

Will Britain Become Scot-Free?

Will Britain Become Scot-Free?

Feb 17, 2021

Among the consequences of Boris Johnson’s greatest accomplishment, Brexit, the question looms of the possible imminent fracturing of the union of nations known as the United Kingdom. The act of shattering one union — the EU — may have launched a trend.  As the second most important...

The Brexit Deal Presents Opportunities for a New Partnership

The Brexit Deal Presents Opportunities for a New Partnership

Feb 03, 2021

It was agreed almost at the last minute: The Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) between the European Union and the United Kingdom, signed on December 30, 2020, prevented a no-deal Brexit just one day before the end of the transition period. Four and a half years after the referendum, relations...

When Will Boris Johnson Be Committed?

When Will Boris Johnson Be Committed?

Jan 22, 2021

The UK has finally cast off all its shackles and is ready to assert its freedom under the creative leadership of Boris Johnson, the man who made Brexit happen. Things are a little complicated for the moment, but once COVID-19 can be tamed, British creativity will find its cruising speed. Brexit...

The British Far Right Has a New Voice of Unity

The British Far Right Has a New Voice of Unity

Jan 20, 2021

In 45 years, by 2066, native white British people are set to become a minority in the UK. This is the claim, accompanied by census data dating back to 1801, made by the Patriotic Alternative, an organization launched in September 2019 that celebrates anti-Semitism and white nationalism in...

Brexit Trade Deal Brings Temporary, If Not Lasting, Relief

Brexit Trade Deal Brings Temporary, If Not Lasting, Relief

Jan 13, 2021

“What we call the beginning is often the end / And to make an end is to make a beginning.” So said Ursula van der Leyen, the president of the European Commission, announcing the completion of Brexit negotiations on Christmas Eve, quoting from T.S. Eliot’s “Little Gidding,” the final...

Britain’s Commitment to Retaining the Spoils of History

Britain’s Commitment to Retaining the Spoils of History

Dec 17, 2020

This past weekend, The Guardian unearthed a story from the past that throws an oblique light on the present. It began with an odd couple and led to the creation of a real one. The odd couple is the American actor George Clooney and the current UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Their conflict aired...

The Rapper Breaking Down Borders With Dreams

The Rapper Breaking Down Borders With Dreams

Dec 03, 2020

British rapper and spoken-word artist Potent Whisper is known for his socially conscious rhyming guides that have broken down the world's problems into three-to-five-minute explainers. Over the last few years, his projects have included a lauded book, “The Rhyming Guide to Grenfell Britain,”...

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