“Rather than be intimidated, I expect Hong Kong people will be more resolute and persistent in defending their civil liberties”

A roadmap to better relations requires realism. Beijing’s interests and goals are openly stated—if you know where to look

The Chinese Communist Party wants to control the diaspora and suppress foreign criticism. Mongolians, Tibetans and Uighurs are not only silenced inside Xi Jinping’s empire, but abroad

Restoring the party’s working-class roots means battling Boris Johnson—and the tide of history

Britain’s strategic outlook requires realism about the kind of conflicts we are prepared and willing to fight

Woke politics offers conservative satirists an easy target, but the results neither sparkle nor shock

Delaying another independence referendum may prove fatal. Better for No. 10 to lance the boil now and re-think the Union

Faced with a resurgent and objectionable Russia, and a transactional US, Nato must urgently transform for the new age

Europe’s economic colossus is crippled by identity politics and self-obsession. It exports instability