In Moscow, there’s cautious hope abou...

Nov 17, 2016

The following is an extract from an analysis by Dmitri Trenin, director of the Carnegie Moscow Center. The Kremlin did not anticipate Trump’s electoral victory.

The British High Court has ruled that the G...

Nov 03, 2016

The British High Court has ruled that the Government cannot use the royal prerogative to trigger the EU’s Article 50 without the consent of MPs.

Is this the beginning of the end for the In...

Nov 03, 2016

With great expectations and over many objections, the International Criminal Court was set up in 2002 to be the court of last resort in prosecuting

China loses badly in court, but doesn’...

Jul 18, 2016

China has suffered one of the most ignominious legal defeats ever handed out to a major power by an international court.  On 12 July 2016,

Signalling a new direction: Theresa MayR...

Jul 17, 2016

Following is the text of British Prime Minister Theresa May’s first speech: I have just been to Buckingham Palace, where Her Majesty the Queen has

After 70 years, Japan is ready to be a mili...

Jul 15, 2016

Earlier this month, the Japanese government won parliamentary elections which presage the most revolutionary change in Japan’s place in the world since its defeat in

Why has Putin just created his own private ...

Apr 19, 2016

Earlier this month, President Putin announced he was creating a new “national guard”. It would draw forces from existing organizations, particularly from the Interior Ministry,

Impressive: government achieves its Syrian ...

Feb 15, 2016

Last fall, the new Canadian government announced a goal to bring 25,000 Syrian refugees to Canada before the end of 2015. As the magnitude of

UK-Russia war of words (so far) over the Li...

Jan 25, 2016

UK Home Secretary Theresa May statement to Parliament Jan 21 on the publication of the Report into the death of Alexander Litvinenko (extracts) Mr Litvinenko’s death

Aghan peace talks still going nowhere

Jan 12, 2016

Following a remarkably successful few months on the battlefield, the Taliban have recently sustained some military setbacks which have raised hopes they will be more