Britain

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 |

The List

The Stories You Missed

What happened around the world while the world was watching Boston.

J. Dana Stuster |

Dept Of Secrets

Thatcher's Foreign Policy 'Failure'

She wanted Gorbachev to stop the reunification of Germany.

Tom Blanton |

Slide Show

The Iron Lady vs. The Iron Curtain

Photos of Margaret Thatcher from her days as one of the world’s foremost cold warriors.

Slide Show |

Dispatch

The Shadow of the Iron Lady

Why Margaret Thatcher still makes life difficult for Britain's Conservatives.

Alex Massie |

Daniel Altman

The Euro Is Killing Europe

From Cyprus to Portugal, the common currency has been a disaster.

Daniel Altman |

Dispatch

The Clown Prince Across the Water

Could Boris Johnson actually end up as Britain's prime minister?

Alex Massie |