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The United Nations should take notice

Oct 01, 2017

On 19 September 2017, President Donald Trump delivered his first address to the UN General Assembly. The speech was lengthy, dealt with a wide range

The new hope for Afghanistan

Oct 01, 2017

President Donald Trump’s belated Afghanistan policy review and reformulation unveiled last month had three unique characteristics: While expressing “frustration” with “the longest war”, Trump pledged

All North Korea options are bad, but pick o...

Aug 14, 2017

The issue The latest news from North Korea is not to be dismissed as just another report about another missile test. Nor should US warnings

The Trump-Putin meeting: A Russian analysis

Jul 24, 2017

The following is an excerpt from a commentary by Alexander Baunov, an analyst at Carnegie Moscow Centre, entitled “Making the Best of a No-Win Encounter”

The Battle of Vimy Ridge: Remembering why i...

Apr 12, 2017

It happened a hundred years ago, one of the great battles of the First World War. Few Americans have ever heard of it and the British have mostly

The fear in Brussels: Does the EU have a fu...

Mar 14, 2017

Within the next few weeks, the serious business begins of Britain exiting the European Union. By then, the British Parliament will have passed the European

Trump and Putin are trying to get along: Wh...

Feb 13, 2017

Not long ago, it was widely agreed the world was better off when Washington and Moscow got along. During the dark days of the Cold

Does NATO have a future with Trump in the W...

Jan 24, 2017

During the US presidential election campaign, candidate Donald Trump was critical of NATO on two fronts. The first was that the Alliance was “obsolete” in

What use is the UN if it can’t help S...

Jan 03, 2017

The United Nations was supposed to be an institution of global order, a new Magna Carta for the world. “We, the peoples of the United

The Mental Standstill that Cripples the Mid...

Jan 03, 2017

Have you ever wondered why “a just and lasting peace” in the Middle East is no closer today than 70 years ago? It was 1947