A short delay before the U.K. leaves the EU won't work — Brexit should be canceled.
For Clive Crook's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
The U.K. has set a new standard for political paralysis — but the EU has little to boast about.
A friendly parting between the U.K. and EU is still possible, and in both sides' best interests.
Expectations of Trump are so low in the minds of many Americans that small acts of civility and moderation will seem like remarkable achievements.
Is Britain's less-than-full-hearted commitment to the European adventure best pursued as an increasingly anomalous member of a broken EU or as a concerned and friendly neighbor?
U.S. President Barack Obama might at least pay the British the courtesy of understanding their distinctively American ideas about sovereignty.
Britain's debate over its membership of the European Union is bound to end badly because whatever U.K. voters decide, they'll come to regret it.
But there are several scandals swirling around Volkswagen's emissions malfeasance, and the most important may be European governments' passion for diesel over gasoline.
The obstacles to effective remedies for a major economic crisis would be formidable, but more political than economic.
The bursting of China's stock-market bubble could conceivably deflate the myth that what Beijing commands of the economy shall be so. And who knows where that might lead.