Britain

Argument

Keep Calm and Carry Them Elsewhere

An independent Scotland would evict the United Kingdom’s nuclear force. So, then, what would Britain do with its 225 weapons?

Jeffrey Lewis |

Argument

Post-Colonialism on the Pitch

When former colonies face off against their ex-oppressors.

Musa Okwonga |

Argument

Britain's Great Unraveling

Why 2015 could be the end of the United Kingdom as we know it.

Andrew Hammond |

Dispatch

High Tea With a Spot of Racism

Britain's almost comically right-wing Tea Party clone is on the rise -- but if it ends up kingmaker in Westminster, that's no laughing matter.

Alex Massie |

Report

Can I Pay You in Rubles?

Meet the young British lawyer who could unravel the West’s sanctions against Russian and Ukrainian oligarchs.

Jamila Trindle |

Argument

Her Majesty's Big Brother

Britain has plenty of good reasons to stop its citizens from fighting in Syria, but asking mothers to inform on their sons won't work.

H.A. Hellyer |

Situation Report

FP's Situation Report: Militants in Syria raise Western fears

Hagel hires an ethics officer; Sub exercises in the Arctic; The North goes ballistic; Snowden scores; Taliban victories overrated; and a bit more.

Gordon Lubold |

Report

All Hail Shale

As Putin's army masses in the East, Europe starts to rethink its opposition to fracking.

Keith Johnson |

COLUMN

Snoozing in the Backseat

Britain has been irrelevant in Ukraine's crisis. If it leaves the EU, it will only become more insignificant.

Emile Simpson |

EXCERPT

How Zionist Extremism Became British Spies’ Biggest Enemy

In World War II's aftermath, MI5 turned to fight a new threat. It wasn't the Soviets. It was bombers from Jerusalem.

Calder Walton |

Slide Show

The Desolation of Smog

60 years ago, London was even more polluted than Beijing is today.

J. Dana Stuster |

Dispatch

Imperfect Union

From protecting pandas to chucking nukes, inside the heated debate over whether Scotland should be independent.

Peter Geoghegan |

The List

The World’s Most Jaw-Dropping Reality TV Shows

Live sex, human Tetris, baby giveaways, and more.

Catherine A. Traywick |

The List

Martin Luther and the Viral Superstars

5 pioneers of social media, from before social media was an annoying buzzword.

Tom Standage |

Christian Caryl

Tycoon Warning

How the obscenely rich are becoming the new dictators of the 21st century.

Christian Caryl |

Christian Caryl

Peer Pressure

The British Commonwealth is stirring up unaccustomed controversy -- and that's a good thing.

Christian Caryl |

Dispatch

London Underground

Inside the Muslim Brotherhood’s hush-hush propaganda office in the U.K.

Bel Trew |

The Pulse

Wane, Wax, Whatever

Why Obama's walking a thin tightrope getting the public on board for a Syrian intervention.

Bruce Stokes |

Argument

Rue Britannia

How David Cameron got royally screwed by Ed Miliband over the Syrian intervention both men wanted.

Alex Massie |

Dept Of Secrets

CIA Admits It Was Behind Iran's Coup

The agency finally owns up to its role in the 1953 operation.

Malcolm Byrne |

Dispatch

They'll Have to Pry this Rock from Our Cold Dead Hands

Why Gibraltar is the most important part of England since the Royal Baby.

Alex Massie |

Dispatch

NSFUK

Can David Cameron hold back the flood of porn from Britain's shores?

Alex Massie |

Dispatch

It's a … Boy, Is This Insufferable

Why there's absolutely no reason you should care about the royal baby, unless you're British. And even then, probably not.

Alex Massie |

Rational Security

Founding Insurgents

What today's military could learn from George Washington.

John Arquilla |

Feature

The Idiot’s Guide to Snooping on Europe

What NSA spooks need to know about the world’s least sexy spy post, from A to Z.

Gareth Harding |

Argument

Gentlemen, Calm Yourselves

When it comes to spouting hypocrisy about the NSA’s spying, the Europeans have no equals.

Denis MacShane |

Dept Of Secrets

Israel's Secret Uranium Buy

How Argentina fueled Ben-Gurion's nuclear program.

William Burr |

Argument

Time to Pull Our Troops from Europe

It'll help solve the Eurozone crisis. Seriously.

Sean Kay |

Rational Security

Getting to Yes with the Taliban

The case for negotiating with terrorists.

John Arquilla |

Argument

The Special Relationship Under Austerity

Increasing NATO's bang in a time of fewer bucks.

Philip Hammond |