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How Boris Johnson’s election gamble paid off

It was a straight forward message: “Get Brexit done.” The mantra of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his Conservative Party during the national election campaign was aimed at harnessing…

It’s Brexit, stupid: the appeal of Boris Johnson

There is a long charge sheet against Britain's Boris Johnson but among Conservative party activists who will choose the country's next prime minister, Brexit appears to trump everything. The former…

Beyond Boris

THE wide-ranging inadequacies of what is known as Western-style democracy may stre­tch back to its inception, but what has been particularly disturbing of late is a tendency to elect (or…

Johnson seeks to woo Trump, talk tough to EU at G7

Seeking to prod US President Donald Trump into concessions on trade while reminding Brussels that Britain is ready for a “no deal” Brexit, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson charged around…

Reimagining governance

One of the frameworks that has been most influential in shaping my understanding of governance has been the Capability, Accountability and Responsiveness or CAR framework, developed in the early 2000s…

Scottish port feels force of UK fishing storm

In Peterhead, a major port in northeast Scotland and Europe’s largest wholesale market for white fish, Brexit was supposed to offer “a sea of opportunity” for locals. Instead they have…

The rise and rise of Trump

Is the wave of neo-populism declining across the globe? The answer to this question is still ambiguous. However, from the tempestuous exit of Imran Khan and the defeat of Jair…