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Britain Should Be A Soft-Power Super-Power

Nicholas Mazzei | Posted 24.10.2016 | UK Politics
Nicholas Mazzei

It's July 2009 and I'm in Sangin, Helmand province. British 'hard power', in the form of its military and governmental effort to subdue the Taleban, i...

Brexit - What Next? The Utility Of A Historical Assessment?

Martin Robson | Posted 20.10.2016 | UK Politics
Martin Robson

The historical record shows us that when faced with European economic and political exclusion Britons have tried to achieve their political and economic security through overseas, primarily, transatlantic connections. When we consider recent events in Europe and Europe's near abroad, it is again to those connections that Britain is likely to turn for peace and prosperity.

How Trump 'Constantly Disrupts the News Cycle'

Jackie Kemp | Posted 19.09.2016 | UK Politics
Jackie Kemp

In response to a question about whether the media has covered the substantive issues of the campaign, she said. "Everyone knows where they stand on the substantive issues.You know where Trump stands on immigration and where Clinton stands on immigration." It's a horse race, someone remarked. "People love a horse race," she replied.

Hillary Clinton's Team Needs To Act - Fast

Paul Blanchard | Posted 13.09.2016 | UK Politics
Paul Blanchard

Herein lies the problem in this case. Hillary's PR team have all the facts. They know her medical history and they know that this kind of collapse may well be a possibility at any time. So why didn't they have a proper statement ready? But more than this, why have they left it so long, many months, to really tackle the growing questions about Mrs Clinton's health?

South Sudan Crisis: A Failure Of A Half-Hearted International Community?

Alistair Burnett | Posted 15.08.2016 | UK
Alistair Burnett

Responsibility for the unfolding disaster in South Sudan can also be laid at the door of the international community. The United States, for instance, was instrumental in pushing for its independence, but was not prepared for the long term commitment required to build a functioning state.

'Talk to Me' by Qasim Rashid Is a Wake-up Call for America Today

Tahir Nasser | Posted 23.05.2016 | UK Politics
Tahir Nasser

I'll admit that I picked up Qasim Rashid's latest book "Talk to Me" with a little apprehension. I had no fear of the quality of his writing. My appreh...

Britain and the US: Is It Really a 'Special Relationship'?

Emily Stacey | Posted 11.05.2016 | UK Politics
Emily Stacey

For decades, Britain and the United States have formed a loyal alliance: the Anglo-American Alliance, the Anglo-American Partnership, call it what you...

What Effect Would a Trump Presidency Have on the 'Special Relationship' Between Britain and the United States?

Lewis Barton | Posted 01.04.2016 | UK Politics
Lewis Barton

You'd like to think that a Trump presidency could not possibly end a friendship that has spanned over one hundred years and two World Wars. Yet, it's very clear that the policies Trump is currently proposing would put America at great odds with their closest ally...

News Anchor Brilliantly Explains Why Trump's Words Are Coming Back To Haunt Him

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 14.03.2016 | UK

An American news anchor has expertly laid out how Donald Trump's rhetoric has heightened the threat of violence at his campaign events. Rachel Maddow ...

What Would Happen If 'The Donald' Became President?

Youssef El-Gingihy | Posted 02.03.2016 | UK Politics
Youssef El-Gingihy

The Donald is now the official front-runner for the Republican nomination for President of the United States. Yes I know. So let's suppose that we are...

Shake Ya Ass, But Watch Yourself! On Beyonce

David McAlmont | Posted 22.02.2016 | UK Entertainment
David McAlmont

Some African American writers are instructing Beyonce that if she is going to have a butt that she should not shake it while preaching a serious message. Really? Well, to them I would say consider this: every time I see that butt I think that had a particular school of bigotry lurched in that particular butt's direction it might well be six feet under having had its full butt shaking potential annihilated. As James Brown once sang, "Shake ya ass, but watch yourself..."

110-Year-Old Woman Gives Interviewer Ultimate Shade

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 20.02.2016 | UK Comedy

A supercentenarian with a penchant for whisky refused to play ball with a television reporter, by throwing blistering shade on attempts to coax a conv...

8 Reasons Ted Cruz Is More Terrifying Than Donald Trump

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 08.02.2016 | UK

As this year's race towards the White House enters its crucial caucus stage, the shock of Republican frontrunner Donald Trump losing to Senator Ted Cr...

The Oregon Standoff: When We Mistake Terrorism for Protest

Vidhya Ramalingam | Posted 05.01.2016 | UK
Vidhya Ramalingam

Many have focused on how inaction of authorities in Oregon highlights racial biases and double standards in police use of force and counter-terrorism in the United States. But one of the most dangerous outcomes of inaction against violence is the legitimacy we implicitly lend it. Let's not mistake terrorism for protest.

'Making A Murderer' Has Convinced 230,000 People To Take Action

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 04.01.2016 | UK

Nearly a quarter of a million people have been spurred into action after watching the captivating Netflix crime documentary 'Making A Murderer'. ...

Huge Elephant Seal Refuses To Budge During Stand-Off With Rescuers

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 30.12.2015 | UK

A 900-pound elephant seal has been tranquilised and returned to the wild after blocking traffic on a California highway for two days. The animal at...

War Is Not the Solution - It Is the Problem

Youssef El-Gingihy | Posted 14.12.2015 | UK
Youssef El-Gingihy

Parliament has voted for war in Syria. France has declared three months of a martial state of emergency. Brussels has been in lock-down. Cameron descr...

NRA Members Are Seriously P*ssed Off With This Paper's Searing Editorial

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 07.12.2015 | UK

Gun owners are thoroughly outraged after an American newspaper labelled all of those responsible for recent mass shootings as “terrorists” alongsi...

Air Strikes Will Not Work - We Need a Long Term Solution to Extremism

Jack Davies | Posted 01.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Jack Davies

Within the next week Members of Parliament will be voting on whether to launch air strikes against ISIS in Syria. With many Labour and Conservative MPs in support of extending air strikes into Syria, it is likely that the first bombing raids will take place towards the end of next week. But it has not been determined what the government wishes to achieve by bombing Syria.

We Need a New Approach to Tackle Our Mental Health Epidemic

Danny Bowman | Posted 24.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Danny Bowman

The effects of mental health on our global society is has become much bigger, from suicide to depression and what we do in the next ten years could either avert crisis or cause further inequality creating catastrophe and adding burning fuel to this global pandemic.

Islamic State: The Limits of Conventional Wisdom

Alistair Burnett | Posted 20.11.2015 | UK
Alistair Burnett

Would Islamic State have attacked Paris twice this year killing almost 150 people if France weren't bombing it in Iraq and Syria? Would IS have blown up an airliner killing 229 Russian tourists and aircrew, if Moscow had not intervened in Syria?

Corbyn Shelves Foreign Policy Speech In Wake Of Paris Murders

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 14.11.2015 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn has postponed a keynote speech on UK foreign policy in the wake of the Paris attacks. The Labour leader had been set to signal he wou...

Saudi Arabia: Going Rogue

Alistair Burnett | Posted 09.11.2015 | UK Politics
Alistair Burnett

We haven't heard much about rogue states since George W Bush's tenure in the White House ended, but maybe the term should be revived and applied to one of America's closest allies - Saudi Arabia.

Controversial Muslim Cleric Predicts 'Disturbing' Future For Apologetic Tony Blair

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 26.10.2015 | UK

One of the most influential conservative clerics in American Islam has predicted a "disturbing" future for Tony Blair following the former prime minis...

Why Does Britain's China Debate Have to Be So Binary?

Alistair Burnett | Posted 23.10.2016 | UK Politics
Alistair Burnett

In their very haste to catch up and the urgency they attach to attracting investment, Cameron and Osborne are prepared to ignore criticism - and I suspect the advice of their diplomats - and downplay human rights and wider foreign policy considerations to put their emphasis on the purely pecuniary dimension of relations with the Chinese.