International Affairs

Dear UK - How To Survive 2017, From The Rest Of The World

Anna-Joy Rickard | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK Politics
Anna-Joy Rickard

And so, as our world rocks, my friend will choose whether he will return from Rwanda, and my Latin American friends will ask what I'm doing in my neighbourhood, and my Russian and Asian acquaintances will maybe wonder what all the fuss is about. And hopefully, perhaps a few of these insights from around the world will help some of us in Britain, as we search for answers, work out how we go about rebuilding.

Heaven Knows We're Miserable Now

Gavin Devine | Posted 01.02.2017 | UK Politics
Gavin Devine

As I contemplated the murky, dreich, weather in the Surrey Hills over the weekend it felt like a metaphor for the British economy. Dark clouds are, i...

The UK's Nuclear Future

Harry Saville | Posted 21.03.2015 | UK Politics
Harry Saville

Moving forward, we need to recognise the important role our nuclear deterrent plays internationally. Despite the global security environment having changed markedly since 1940, to abandon our deterrent now would only serve to undermine our own security, the security of our allies and that of liberal democracy globally.

Obama Doesn't Have a Doctrine - Good

Chris Oates | Posted 29.11.2014 | UK Politics
Chris Oates

So Obama's critics are right that "don't do stupid stuff" is not a doctrine. What they don't understand is that trying to create a single doctrine to address the current world would itself be pretty stupid.

Want to Join the Bilderberg Group?

Paul Blanchard | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK Politics
Paul Blanchard

The Bilderberg Group fascinate me. Who wouldn't want to be a fly on the wall at their annual meeting? Hell, who wouldn't want to be invited to the meeting? If I was invited I'd know I'd reached the very top of the world order. But hang on. Would that really be true?

Israel Needs a Strategy for Peace

David Clark | Posted 01.02.2013 | UK Politics
David Clark

The ceasefire negotiated over Gaza has held, but there are few reasons to think that it will last indefinitely, let alone become a turning point in relations between Israel and the Palestinians.

World Waits On Fallout From Death Of Kim Jong Il

PA | Posted 20.12.2011 | UK

Governments around the world are watching warily developments in North Korea following the sudden death of Kim Jong Il. Cautious optimism that the ...

Nuclear Power Fuels Nuclear Weapons

Mike Giles | Posted 27.01.2012 | UK Politics
Mike Giles

Iran's attempts to acquire nuclear weapons have long been discussed by politicians and commentators alike. However, the International Atomic Energy Agency report from earlier this month may speed up the likelihood of a diplomatic incident or even perhaps war.