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    Why is Germany throwing a wild card into the UN leadership race?
    Sep12

    Why is Germany throwing a wild card into the UN leadership race?

    An eleventh-hour, unofficial candidate threatens to destabilise the contest. Hopes that the UN might appoint its first woman Secretary-General are about to be dealt a potentially fatal blow, if rumours that began circulating in New York at the end of last week are anything to go by. Experienced UN reporters claimed on Friday that Hungary, Latvia...

    How Putin conned us into thinking Russia is a superpower again
    Sep05

    How Putin conned us into thinking Russia is a superpower again

    Deeply disturbing things have happened during the Putin years in Russia, but his gamble has paid off. Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin has been busy during recent years. Here is a partial list of what he has achieved. He has: 1) recaptured Crimea, the single bit of territory the Russian people most regretted losing after the Soviet Union collapsed;...

    This week’s magazine | Syria’s world war
    Aug31

    This week’s magazine | Syria’s world war

    A first look at this week’s issue. Syria’s world war 2 – 8 September Cover story: Syria’s world war. John Jenkins on how the West allowed Russia and Iran to take control. John Simpson: Putin’s bold gambit in Syria has fooled us all into thinking that Russia is a superpower again. Politics: George Eaton on why Theresa...

    Is Donald Trump finally imploding?
    Aug15

    Is Donald Trump finally imploding?

    It is looking like this might finally be the end for the Republican party’s ill-fated Trump experiment. I laughed last June, when that orange ignoramus, with his ridiculous hair and impossible pomposity, descended the escalator into the lobby of Trump Tower in New York to the tune of Neil Young’s “Keep On Rockin’ In The Free...

    Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin, and why Russia is such a big part of the US election
    Aug12

    Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin, and why Russia is such a big part of the US election

    What do claims about the Republican candidate’s relationship with America’s old foe mean for the race to the presidency? Back in 2012, Barack Obama mocked his Republican rival, Mitt Romney, for calling Russia the United States’ “number one geopolitical foe”. “The 1980s are now calling to ask for their foreign policy back,” the...

    The slacker’s sanctuary: in Berlin, without a job or a plan
    Aug05

    The slacker’s sanctuary: in Berlin, without a job or a plan

    A Brexit exile in Berlin tries to adjust to life, and heads to German lessons alongside Polish workers, fashionable Swedes and Syrian refugees. Just over a month ago, I quit my job in London, packed as many clothes as I could into two suitcases and left the UK for Berlin. Exactly a week after I arrived, Britain voted to leave the European Union...

    The murder of fearless journalist Pavel Sheremet must be solved – but Ukraine needs more
    Jul29

    The murder of fearless journalist Pavel Sheremet must be solved – but Ukraine needs more

    Sheremet was blown up as he drove to host a morning radio programme On 20th of July Kiev was shaken by the news of the assassination of the respected Belarusian journalist Pavel Sheremet. Outside the ex-Soviet republics he was hardly known. Yet the murder is one that the West should reflect on, as it could do much to aggravate the...

    A renaissance of conductorless orchestras reveals the limits of traditional leadership
    Jul25

    A renaissance of conductorless orchestras reveals the limits of traditional leadership

    What could the modern counterparts of the first conductor-free orchestras, once a socialist utopian vision, teach our politicians today? Moscow, 1922. In the bitterly cold first months of the year, word spreads among concert-goers of an innovative concert soon to be held in the Hall of Columns in the House of Trade Unions, in the Kremlin. The...

    Time to bury Economic Man: why we make political decisions based on emotions over facts
    Jul13

    Time to bury Economic Man: why we make political decisions based on emotions over facts

    The importance of emotions over “facts” is something that the Leave campaign seemed instinctively to understand. In a recent BBC documentary a woman stood crying in front of a selection of potatoes at the supermarket. There was a dizzying array of potatoes on offer – but she just couldn’t choose between them. The presenter, David Eagleman,...

    There’s more than Britain’s EU membership at stake tomorrow
    Jun22

    There’s more than Britain’s EU membership at stake tomorrow

    A Brexit vote could have dire consequences for world order, warns David Clark. While it was inevitable that the EU referendum debate would become dominated by the flagship issues of immigration and the economy, it is perhaps surprising that so little attention has been given the impact of tomorrow’s decision on our foreign policy. Surveys...

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