Features

Conservatives like to talk about personal responsibility. They should define it more carefully

Literary Paris and the French Left have had a blind spot for paedophilia—for decades

Developing “character” is a perennial aim in education, but there is little agreement on exactly what it is or how to find it

Trainee teachers face a fragmented, messy system, fail to get the mentorship and support they need, and end up desperate to leave

My book on Chinese influence in Australia was shunned and denounced. Similar pressures are at play in the UK

“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