Articles by: "Mark Leonard"
Theresa May’s nasty Britain

British Prime Minister Theresa May once warned her fellow Conservatives of the perils of being known as the ‘nasty party.’ But after 100 days in office, she is in danger of going further, turning the …

Managing a multipolar Europe

People used to think that the most important decisions affecting Europe were made in Paris, Berlin, or Brussels. But in recent months, as the European Union has confronted the refugee crisis, and the Syrian conflict …

Playing defence in Europe

The most frightening periods in history have often been interregnums—moments between the death of one king and the rise of the next. Disorder, war, and even disease can flood into the vacuum when, as Antonio …

Boris Johnson the counter-revolutionary

If history repeats itself—first tragedy, then farce—what comes next is Boris Johnson, a shape-shifting politician who embodies the contradictions of our age. Johnson is a tribune of the people who grew up with the privileges …

The rise of democracy in Europe

The shock of the British vote to leave the European Union has yet to sink in. Yet European leaders must steel themselves for what’s to come. In fact, Brexit might be the initial tremor that …