Regions / United Kingdom
Neither the law nor the facts support a conclusion that Saudi war crimes in Yemen are “isolated.”
Without professional enablers, corruption, money laundering, and the financing of human rights abuses would be much more difficult.
Despite well documented abuses in the kingdom, the spigot of aid and arms from the U.S. and U.K. remains open.
Prospects for unification will have less to do with ancient hatreds than with health care, schools, housing, and jobs.
Brexit could see the UK eventually lose Scotland, Northern Ireland, and a great deal of its prosperity.
Donald Trump and Boris Johnson can claim victories in early 2020, but Brexit and impeachment may come back to haunt them and the far right later in the year.
Despite blatant corruption and ineptitude, the far right on both sides of the Atlantic continues to reap harvests from its failures.
The new right campaigns everywhere on a platform of “sovereignty,” while leaving countries more exposed to the dictates of global markets than ever.
Impeachment may be necessary, even noble. Yet we don’t need to merely restore our political order — we need to overturn it.
From the U.S. to the U.K. to Turkey, it is a hallmark of right-wing populists to make a preposterous policy and then be forced to retreat.