January 12, 2018
UK-Japan Cooperation in Preserving the Liberal Order
While much has been written on the apparent diminishment of the liberal global order, and on the rise of Chinese and Russian revisionism in Ukraine and the South China Sea, comparatively little has been written about how liberal democracies around ...
January 3, 2018
From Evropa to Gayropa: A Critical Geopolitics of the European Union as Seen from Russia
The role of geopolitics in European Union (EU) foreign policy has been the focus of much media, political, and scholarly commentary. This literature has interrogated the topic from a number of perspectives, critically exploring, for example, the construction and embodiment ...
December 23, 2017
Can Trump Correct Course on Obama’s Failed Iran Policy?
A widely reported, 15,000-word article by Josh Meyer in Politico on Sunday moves us another step closer to finding out the actual terms of President Barack Obama’s nuclear deal with the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Though the Obama administration sold the ...
December 18, 2017
Trump Has Continued Obama’s Policy in Syria
Nearly a year into Donald Trump’s administration, the president has followed the track laid down by his predecessors in Syria, accelerating it in some cases, and reinforcing the negative trends of Barack Obama’s defective policy that will undo even apparent ...
December 15, 2017
Looking to create a ‘Global Britain’? Japan and the Royal Navy might hold the answer
The image of Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson shaking hands with their Japanese counterparts, Foreign Minister Taro Kono and Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera in the National Maritime Museum yesterday was heavy in symbolism.
Taking place in Greenwich, ...
December 15, 2017
The rest of the EU is in debt to the UK when it comes to the defence of Europe
At the end of the Second World War, the situation on the continent was bleak: European civilisation – or what was left of it – was profoundly disturbed and razed almost wholly to the ground. Germany was in abject desolation, ...
December 15, 2017
Britain deserves respect in the Brexit talks given how much it has done to keep Europe safe
By James Rogers
On Tuesday, Philippe Lamberts, the Greens’ representative on the British withdrawal steering group in the European Parliament, denounced the UK as a “gangster”. A few weeks before, Michel Barnier, the European Commission’s lead negotiator on Britain’s withdrawal, also fired a ...
December 10, 2017
Terrorism & Security
Banning jihadists from re-entering Britain could ease terror threat, says DR ALAN MENDOZA
Two months ago, MI5 chief Andrew Parker warned that we are facing a “multidimensional threat” from terrorism that is rapidly evolving “at a scale and pace we’ve not seen before.”Our intelligence services currently run more than 500 operations involving around ...
December 4, 2017
Securing British Interests in the Gulf Crisis
The decision by Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and Egypt to impose a boycott on Qatar this summer was an out-of-character development for the Gulf, where all too much politics is conducted behind closed doors between the ruling ...
November 30, 2017
‘Just living’ with a nuclear armed North Korea shouldn’t be an option
The story that came from a diplomatic backchannel between the US and North Korea during the early months of the Trump administration was telling. A group of American experts travelled to Stockholm to meet a group of North Korean officials ...