In the magazine this month

June 2017

The Continent has always prospered when the liberal nation state has thrived. It now has the chance to live up to its finest traditions
At its most basic, this election pits a Prime Minister and her party committed to taking Britain out of the European Union and establishing our country as an independent nation against an informal alliance of forces regretful or resentful about that new course.
PATRICK MARNHAM
The youthful President inherits a broken political system and a disillusioned electorate. He has five years to rescue the Fifth Republic
MICHAEL PINTO-DUSCHINSKY
The forthcoming election will have far-reaching repercussions for the UK
DANIEL JOHNSON
Theresa May and Angela Merkel must rise above petty disputes to look beyond Brexit. The key to Europe’s future lies in Germany’s past
 
TIM CONGDON
Tariff-free trading is the quickest route to economic prosperity. But can the UK persuade the EU that it’s in the interests of us both?
HEIDI KINGSTONE
A small army of Western expats and oddballs arrived in Afghanistan dreaming of creating a new modern state. It has all come to nothing