Britain's Home Secretary Theresa May arrives for a cabinet meeting at number 10 Downing Street, in central London, Britain July 12, 2016. REUTERS/NEIL HALL
Kylie MaClellan, Reuters: After winning power, Theresa May faces Brexit divorce battle
Having fought her way to the top of British politics, new Prime Minister Theresa May will face an even tougher battle in power: plotting a divorce from the European Union that she once opposed but now says must not be halted.
The fate of the post-World War Two project of European integration, and even of the United Kingdom itself, will depend on May's rapport with another pastor's daughter who climbed to the summit of a conservative party: Germany's Angela Merkel.
May's biggest immediate decision will be when to trigger formal exit proceedings. It is a call she will have to make while also facing an economy under extreme strain, deep division in the ruling party and potential demands from nationalists in Scotland for a referendum on independence.
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Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- July 13, 2016
Theresa May is Queen Elizabeth’s 13th British prime minister. She probably won’t be her last. -- Karla Adam, Washington Post
How Will History Remember David Cameron? -- Josh Lowe, Newsweek
Did Rupert Murdoch Choose Britain’s New Prime Minister? -- Robert Mackey, The Intercept
South China Sea: Beijing considers next moves after Hague ruling -- Seema Mody, CNBC
China may dispute South China Sea verdict, but it's a huge setback -- Richard Javad Heydarian, The Guardian
Turkey’s ‘Deep State’ Has a Secret Backchannel to Assad -- Ceren Kenar, Foreign Policy
Why the U.S. Military Can’t Fix Syria -- Steven Simon and Jonathan Stevenson, NYT
It’s Time for America to Distance Itself From Saudi Actions in Yemen -- Daniel Depetris, Defense One
Making the Most of a NATO Summit -- Reva Goujon, Stratfor
NATO-Russia Council: From High Hopes To Broken Dreams -- Charles Recknagel, RFE
Russian Foreign Policy: 'We Are Smarter, Stronger and More Determined' -- Interview conducted by Christian Neef, Spiegel Online
Stop Being So Gloomy About Brexit -- Ashoka Mody, Bloomberg
Venezuela's Embattled President Loses Support, But Clings To Power -- Lilu Garcia-Navarro, NPR
The Abdication of the Left -- Dani Rodrik, Project Syndicate
Even superpowers must set priorities in a dangerous world -- Doug Bandow, The Hill
Who Hacked Sony Pictures? Two Years Later, No One’s Really Sure -- Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai, Motherboard