British Prime Minister Theresa May in the cabinet, sitting below a painting of Britain's first Prime Minister Robert Walpole, signs the official letter to European Council President Donald Tusk invoking Article 50 and the United Kingdom's intention to leave the EU on March 29, 2017. REUTERS/Christopher Furlong/Pool
Peter Apps, Reuters: For Britain, the real work on Brexit starts now
On March 29 British Prime Minister Theresa May will begin Britain’s exit from the European Union by invoking Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty.
It will start a two-year process of departure – and for now, we know little about what that will look like. When its members signed the Treaty in December 2007, no one could imagine circumstances in which a nation would leave.
On one extreme, Britain could crash out of the EU without any deals on trade, migration or other substantive issues. Or it could agree to a “hard Brexit”, regaining the right to limit EU migration within its borders, but losing access to the single market.
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Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- March 29, 2017
The divorce bill: What happens if Brexit's conscious uncoupling turns sour? -- Brigid Andersen and Barbara Miller, ABC News Online
Brexit Doesn't Have to Be a Disaster -- Clive Crook, Bloomberg
Staring Into Brexit's Abyss -- Linda Kinstler, The Atlantic
Article 50: What will be negotiated -- Al Jazeera
What happens now that Britain has triggered Article 50? -- The Economist
The Ukrainian Argument for Scottish Independence -- Leonid Bershidsky, Bloomberg
The Real Threat to Israel: Hezbollah and Iran -- Moshe Arens, Haaretz
The battle for Raqqa explained -- Mariya Petkova, Al Jazeera
Arab Summit: 'Arabs lost confidence in their leaders' -- Zena Tahhan, Al Jazeera
Egypt’s Strongman Heads to Washington, Where He Can Expect a Warm Welcome -- Frederick Deknatel, WPR
Trump's North Korea Policy: Is It Different from Obama's? -- Jenny Lee, VOA
Can Park's potential leftist successor mend ties with North Korea? -- Julian Ryall, DW
How to Make a Deal With North Korea -- John Delurym, NYT
A year on, regal Suu Kyi struggles to move Myanmar on from conflict -- Simon Lewis and Antoni Slodkowski, Reuters
What a World Led By China Might Look Like -- Uri Friedland, The Atlantic
Is Russia America's Enemy? -- Brandon Valeriano, RCW