A customs union like the one negotiated between Turkey and the EU could provide a realistic way forward for the UK after it leaves the bloc.
The complexity of the looming Brexit negotiations is more troubling than the recent resignation of the UK’s EU ambassador.
The year 2016 witnessed the breakup of the common identity that had held Europe together for over seventy years. Two notable examples come from Britain and Russia.
There is much disagreement in Britain over what the mandate from the country’s June 23 decision to leave the EU really means.
For decades, EU and national leaders have inflated citizens’ expectations by making unrealistic promises. Today’s leaders need to break the mold by spelling out some hard truths.
A ruling by the UK High Court on the procedure for the country’s withdrawal from the EU may be overturned. But whatever the outcome, Britain faces an uncertain future.
The 1956 Suez Crisis created a rift between London and Paris that has hampered European defense ever since.
The overwhelming probability is that the UK will leave the EU by 2019. But there’s a small chance it won’t.
Tighter immigration controls will do little or nothing to tackle the West’s underlying problems or help marginalize rejectionist politics.
The EU needs to combine internal cohesion and flexible integration to cope with external challenges and contain the forces that threaten to tear it apart.