In a democracy, civil servants are meant to be apolitical, in the sense that their service spans the terms of presidents or prime ministers from various political parties, providing continuity and expertise in the running of a government.
‘Brexit’ chaos continues in the United Kingdom and the European Union. In June 2016, the referendum to leave the E.U. passed with a slight 52% of the vote and solidified a political and societal split in the U.K. that has only widened in the last two years
In March 2018, British authorities raced to understand and address the brazen assassination attempt in the town of Salisbury of former Russian intelligence officer Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia
Even with a much-touted strong economy, the U.S. administration has still followed through with tariffs that appear driven more by domestic political concerns than economic analysis
For the so-called Islamic State, the last few years have been ones of relentless military and territorial defeat, especially in Iraq