The British prime minister is more grim tactician now than “the clownish, cuddly fellow” of the past. So far, it seems to be working.
Mark LandlerBoris Johnson built his political persona on being clownish and cuddly. But in the joyless UK campaign that ends today, he became a hyper-cautious tactician with a simple slogan: “Get Brexit done.” Will it be enough?
Where the president once kept European leaders off balance, Europe’s shifting landscape now has the Great Disrupter scrambling to recalibrate his approach.
Mark LandlerTrump has always relished throwing Europe’s leaders off balance. But on a day when he was scolded by Emmanuel Macron and distanced by Boris Johnson, the leaders of a changing Europe threw him off balance.
The secretary of state has been drawn deeply into the Ukraine scandal, with a parade of his diplomats testifying. He is sticking by the president.
Mark LandlerRex Tillerson left the State Department demoralized, hollowed out, and adrift. Mike Pompeo is doing even worse damage, according to career diplomats. A grim report from @ewong & @SangerNYT
The European Union spends $65 billion a year subsidizing agriculture. But a chunk of that money emboldens strongmen, enriches politicians and finances corrupt dealing.
Mark LandlerHow the EU’s $65 billion a year in farm subsidies became a vast trough of corruption for populists and strongmen like Viktor Orban of Hungary. Terrific investigation by @mattapuzzo @b_novak & Selam Gebrekidan