Articles on Mark Leonard

Playing Defense in Europe (Commentary)

Mark Leonard - 02 September 2016

The dislocation and confusion of 2016 do not rival the turmoil of the interwar period, but they are certainly symptoms of a new interregnum.

Boris Johnson the Counter-Revolutionary (Commentary)

Mark Leonard - 04 August 2016

Johnson did more than anyone to bury Britain’s European future; but his ultra-flexibility may yet prove to be its salvation.

Europe seen from the outside - the British view (Commentary)

Mark Leonard - 04 August 2016

The next phase of European integration must engage with - and provide safeguards against - the dark side of interdependence. Otherwise Brexit will be just the beginning.

Brexit: The foreign policy implications (Commentary)

Mark Leonard - 24 June 2016

The people have spoken. But yesterday’s vote to leave the European Union is only the beginning of what will be a long and uncertain process of divorce. 

The referendum rollercoaster (Commentary)

Mark Leonard - 13 June 2016

The uncertainty is stress-testing the British elite and the rest of the world, which is looking on helplessly at the results.

Meet the Europeans in Britain's Brexit heartland (Commentary)

Mark Leonard - 11 May 2016

European migrants are supporting the social fabric of places such as Thurrock and keeping Britain’s creaking public services on life support.

The migration superpowers (Commentary)

Mark Leonard - 26 April 2016

As control over population flows becomes a currency of power, states that follow the M-7’s lead will have the opportunity to boost their geopolitical heft.

Brexit's international observers: The good, the bad and the ugly (Commentary)

Mark Leonard - 21 April 2016

Why are the Brexiteers so worried about the American President’s intervention in the referendum campaign?  

The drawbridge fallacy (Commentary)

Mark Leonard - 24 March 2016

Terrorist attacks in Brussels were quickly pounced on by Brexit supporters, but is Britain's security is strengthened by EU cooperation?

The German problem (Commentary)

Mark Leonard - 15 March 2016

How Angela Merkel’s handling of the refugee crisis emboldened the far right and led to troubling questions about her future as chancellor.