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Gates Lifts the Lid on UK Defence Issues

Ashlee Godwin | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Politics
Ashlee Godwin

The warning issued by former US Defense Secretary Robert Gates over the UK's ongoing programme of cuts to its defence budget - and to its armed forces - was an unusual public intervention in UK policy by a high-profile member of the US political class.

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Break Up The Big Banks

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics

Here are the five things you need to know on Thursday 16 January 2013... 1) BREAK UP THE BIG BANKS From the Guardian's splash: "Labour will r...

Planning for Family Planning - Walking the Talk of the London Summit

Geeta Bandi-Phillips | Posted 17.09.2012 | UK
Geeta Bandi-Phillips

It's clear that last week's London Family Planning Summit was a success. The vibe at the Summit was electric with many global leaders making big promises. A massive well done to Melinda Gates, who nudged world leaders to pledge more $2.8 billion in support of family planning up to 2020.

Clinton's Brave New Doctrine Prevails in Libya - but Only Just

Larry A Smith | Posted 21.10.2011 | UK
Larry A Smith

One of the most compelling stories behind the US's decision to intervene in Libya earlier this year was the role Hillary Clinton played in persuading President Obama and his defence chiefs to act decisively in the face of Gaddafi's indiscriminate aggression.