World

iran ghaani

Why the US assassination of Iran’s top general didn’t spark a war

August 3, 2020 12:13 pm

Iraq finally has the sort of leader the West has hoped for

britain

COVID-19 and the twilight of Britain and France

August 3, 2020 11:31 am

Europe is being eclipsed as the geopolitical heartland of world affairs

steele

Should the UK’s Russia report have relied on Christopher Steele?

August 1, 2020 10:34 am

Many months after he gave his evidence, there are reasons to cast fresh doubt on the veracity of his dossier

hong kong authoritarian

Welcome to authoritarian Hong Kong

July 31, 2020 2:52 pm

Rule of law has been replaced with rule by law — and the Communist party’s word is law

turkey

The sunset of secular Turkey

July 31, 2020 12:59 pm

Let’s not pretend that Turkey wants to be a Western nation with Western values

germany

Trump’s error in withdrawing troops from Germany

July 30, 2020 8:50 am

After 1990, the German public became rather critical of the American military presence

dutch

The rise of Dutch Euroskepticism

July 30, 2020 8:33 am

The Netherlands has always felt suspicious of further political integration

second wave

A second wave in Europe? Perhaps, but deaths are still down

July 29, 2020 11:53 am

At the moment it looks pretty benign

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Girl power does not stop the spread of COVID

July 28, 2020 1:55 pm

The virus doesn’t care about your political theories

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Netanyahu won’t be worried about Israel’s coronavirus protests

July 28, 2020 10:01 am

A portion of Israeli society is angry at the ossifying decade-long rule of one man

clement attlee

The ghost of Clement Attlee

July 28, 2020 9:53 am

It is culture more than actual achievement that accounts for Attlee’s popular obscurity

spain

Can Spain stomach another lockdown?

July 27, 2020 8:36 am

The pandemic is threatening to strike once more at the health and wealth of Spain

rohingya

Does Facebook hold the key to the Rohingya genocide?

July 26, 2020 11:23 am

The nature of the deadly crackdown in Burma has made obtaining evidence a difficult task

bow

Is the handshake ready to bow out?

July 25, 2020 1:40 pm

The advantages of bowing, apart from the public health benefits, are that it is dignified and solemn

labour

How Corbyn’s toxic legacy continues to sabotage Britain’s Labour party

July 25, 2020 1:27 pm

The breakdown of trust with Jews has left Labour facing potentially catastrophic legal bills

polar bears

Is the demise of polar bears being exaggerated?

July 23, 2020 12:38 pm

Many of the assumptions about polar bears and sea ice have been made on the back of the animals’ decline in the Western Hudson Bay area of Canada

lebanon

Is it too late to save Lebanon?

July 23, 2020 9:26 am

My country has always had a penchant for self-destruction

mcmaster

How Britain can tame China

July 23, 2020 9:18 am

The UK has a critical role to play in countering aggression

face masks

In an age of science, why are face masks a matter of opinion?

July 23, 2020 12:04 am

Nobody sane disputes the scientific method. So why are we wasting time talking about face masks?

putin

Putin plans to make the West destroy itself

July 22, 2020 11:52 pm

Chaos and division is the real goal for Russia

blood

Why should I have to wear a face mask to give blood?

July 22, 2020 11:40 pm

Over in Wales, they’d make me remove it

china

How liberal globalism went bankrupt

July 22, 2020 8:45 am

Slain by the dragon

rescue fund

Europe’s coronavirus rescue fund is dead on arrival

July 21, 2020 1:03 pm

The money has been squeezed out of the frugal four countries after a bitter argument

oxford

What we don’t (yet) know about the Oxford vaccine

July 21, 2020 9:52 am

The presence of antibodies is not a guarantee that a person could not develop COVID-19

uighurs

The West failed to stop the Holocaust — now we’re failing the Uighurs

July 21, 2020 9:12 am

Britain has the firepower of diplomatic and economic sanctions and it should be using them in defense of the Uighurs