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Tom McTague

Tom McTague is a London-based staff writer at The Atlantic, and co-author of "Betting the House: The Inside Story of the 2017 Election."

Joe Biden Has a Europe Problem

The new president has a daunting list of foreign-policy challenges. Among the biggest will be managing a longtime ally.


The Pandemic’s Geopolitical Aftershocks Are Coming

Western capitals aren’t just worried about the risk of a resurgence in coronavirus cases.


Britain and America Have a China Problem

London’s and Washington’s differing assessments of Beijing’s rise point to deeper issues between the two countries.


Donald Trump Stumbles Into a Foreign-Policy Triumph

The president, however inadvertently, may be reminding the world of the reality of international relations.


Britain’s Secret War With Russia

The poisoning of a double agent sparked an intelligence and PR battle between London and Moscow, the details of which are only now emerging.