Denis MacShane

Denis MacShane is a Contributing Editor at The Globalist. He was the UK's Minister for Europe from 2002 to 2005 — and is the author of “Brexiternity. The Uncertain Fate of Britain” published by IB Tauris-Bloomsbury, London, October 2019. Follow him @DenisMacShane

Johnson’s and Macron’s Uncertain Political Futures

Underneath the clichés of the eternal rivalry between France and England, Boris Johnson and Emmanuel Macron are closer than most people would believe.

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May Day, May Day: What About Trade Unions?

A dues paying union member all my life, still proud to carry my union card, today I cannot see worker power anywhere in the world. No wonder political parties of the left are waning.

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Vaccine Diplomacy: COVID and the Return of Soft Power

Pandemic diplomacy as a foreign policy tool – from Western powers to the UAE.

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China Vs. the West: An Epic Global Battle Is Brewing

Could Magnitsky-style social media campaigns challenge authoritarians like Putin and Xi?

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Harry’s and Meghan’s Clever Commonwealth Ploy

The Oprah Winfrey interview lights a fire that is consuming the British royals.

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Napoleon Alive and Well and Working in Downing Street

The UK needs to realize that cutting trade links with the continent has always been dumb — whether for Napoleon in December 1807 or Johnson in December 2020.

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Why Boris Johnson Is Opting for a Semi-Brexit

An exhausted British Prime Minister simply can’t fight on two fronts.

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Joe Biden: The Last of the 1968 Generation

The long march of the 1968 generation through politics is coming to its end. Biden is the big exception. He will be 1968er’s last hurrah.

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Goodbye, Right-Wing Populism

A Trump defeat signals the beginning of the end of nationalist populist politics worldwide.

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Swiss Hold Second Referendum and Say Yes to Europe

The Brexit virus refuses to cross the Channel.

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