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Section: New Statesman (The United Kingdom)

    The Russian ambassador’s killing will only strengthen Turkey-Russia relations
    Dec20

    The Russian ambassador’s killing will only strengthen Turkey-Russia relations

    The relationship between the two nations had improved significantly this year, enabling them to work together to secure a ceasefire in Aleppo. Just after Andrei Karlov, the Russian ambassador to Turkey, addressed a small crowd at a photography exhibition on Monday night in the capital Ankara, a smartly dressed man fired into the air, before...

    Was the assassination of the Russian ambassador to Turkey today’s Archduke Franz Ferdinand moment?
    Dec20

    Was the assassination of the Russian ambassador to Turkey today’s Archduke Franz Ferdinand moment?

    Events which at the time seem small and unconnected often combine to lead to major cataclysms. Back in July I wrote a piece entitled “History tells us what may happen next with Brexit and Trump” exploring historical patterns, or at least what we can learn from history. The main crux of the argument is that events that at the time seem...

    Was the assassination of the Russian ambassador today’s Archduke Franz Ferdinand moment?
    Dec20

    Was the assassination of the Russian ambassador today’s Archduke Franz Ferdinand moment?

    Events which at the time seem small and unconnected often combine to lead to major cataclysms. Back in July I wrote a piece entitled “History tells us what may happen next with Brexit and Trump” exploring historical patterns, or at least what we can learn from history. The main crux of the argument is that events that at the time seem...

    Was the assassination of the Russian ambassador 2016’s Archduke Franz Ferdinand moment?
    Dec20

    Was the assassination of the Russian ambassador 2016’s Archduke Franz Ferdinand moment?

    Events which at the time seem small and unconnected often combine to lead to major cataclysms. Back in July I wrote a piece entitled “History tells us what may happen next with Brexit and Trump” exploring historical patterns, or at least what we can learn from history. The main crux of the argument is that events that at the time seem...

    Was the assassination of the Russian ambassador 2016’s Archduke Franz Ferdinand moment?
    Dec20

    Was the assassination of the Russian ambassador 2016’s Archduke Franz Ferdinand moment?

    Events which at the time seem small and unconnected often combine to lead to major cataclysms. Back in July I wrote a piece entitled “History tells us what may happen next with Brexit and Trump” exploring historical patterns, or at least what we can learn from history. The main crux of the argument is that events that at the time seem...

    Was the Russian Ambassador to Turkey’s assassination today’s Arch Duke Franz Ferdinand moment?
    Dec20

    Was the Russian Ambassador to Turkey’s assassination today’s Arch Duke Franz Ferdinand moment?

    Events that at the time seem small and unconnected often combine to lead to major cataclysms that historians later trace back to these smaller incidents. Back in July I wrote a piece entitled “History tells us what may happen next with Brexit and Trump” exploring historical patterns, or at least what we can learn from history. The...

    Why the green movement calls Donald Trump’s new secretary of state “Lord Voldemort”
    Dec19

    Why the green movement calls Donald Trump’s new secretary of state “Lord Voldemort”

    Environmentalists call Rex Tillerson “Lord Voldemort”. Is Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of state really as bad as Harry Potter’s nemesis? Donald Trump has confirmed Rex Tillerson, the chief executive of energy company ExxonMobil, as his official pick for secretary of state. As chairman and CEO of the world’s...

    How the left should respond to the steady march of nationalism
    Dec15

    How the left should respond to the steady march of nationalism

    The new wave of nationalism is a reminder of the contingent, if not cyclical, nature of history. The liberal left cannot retreat to the comforts of moral outrage. “Their world is collapsing. Ours is being built,” remarked ­Florian Philippot, the chief strategist of France’s Front National, after Donald Trump’s victory. Trump’s...

    Europe’s states of disorder
    Dec12

    Europe’s states of disorder

    Those optimistically talking about a “soft Brexit” are missing the bigger picture. Europe has entered one of its periodic states of protracted disorder. It is too early to gauge the full impact of the Austrian election and the Italian constitutional referendum. The increased majority for the Green-backed candidate in Austria shows a...

    History’s losers: intimate stories from survivors of the Soviet empire
    Dec12

    History’s losers: intimate stories from survivors of the Soviet empire

    Second-Hand Time by Svetlana Alexievich is an empathetic treatment of collective memory – and grief. Second-Hand Time by Svetlana Alexievich, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2015, is not so much an oral history as a lament. The work is multi-vocal, like a chorus, pierced in places by the solo of an anguished voice. Readers are...

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