Just what is Boris Johnson, the UK's new prime minister: a liberal or conservative? A historian writing a book about Brexit, the focus of much of Johnson's career, says the man is hard to pin down.
It's not actually unusual for a British prime minister to enter power like this. But does Johnson need a mandate more than most?
As the divisive politician becomes the UK prime minister, many are wondering how much democracy he might be willing to sacrifice on the alter of English nationalism.
We now have 'Believe in Britain' and 'Make America Great Again'. This language posits itself as inclusive, but in reality creates the space for Trumpian excesses.
Parliamentarians and party members have held their noses and voted in a man deeply unsuited to lead. Now the British public must live with their choice.
Africa's democracies have grown stronger during a period in which the world is backsliding on democracy.
MPs opposed to a no-deal Brexit have won a small victory in parliament – but what does it mean?
One is a lion and the other a fox, but a successful leader must be both.
They've been right so far – and the crowd is now forecasting another Article 50 extension.
The church is itself divided on Brexit, but that doesn't mean it can't provide guidance for a polarised community.
John Major was right – it didn't end well for the 17th-century king, who ignored parliament and lost his head.
The referendum was an exercise in ends, not means. But the way Britain deals with the result is crucial.
New research found persistent differences between generations of people in the UK when it comes to their attitudes to immigration.
Election to the Security Council is prestigious for member states because it gives them a seat at the highest table of global decision-making.
It's not just that the new top team only represents western states. Several of them seem rather unprepared to lead the union.
English will remain an official EU language – even after Brexit – and this will impact the way it evolves.
It worked in Ireland – now Nicola Sturgeon is asking selected citizens to examine the big constitutional issues facing the country.
We are living through the latest battle in a 300-year long ideological war over the meaning of humanity itself.
In keeping with the permanent state of political misery induced by Brexit, any outcome of the leadership contest and the subsequent UK-EU politics will make almost everyone unhappy.
We are, as Snyder is urgently reminding us, perilously close to the edge of the fascist cliff