This Deal Is No Deal

"The nuclear agreement is the best deal that Iran could have hoped for"

The Cold Warrior Who Enjoys The Fight

Henry Kissinger was often compared to Machiavelli but Niall Ferguson shows he was, at heart, an idealist

Clegg’s Surprising Strength

‘After 2010, the Liberal Democrats got steadily stronger on foreign policy, a field in which their polyglot leader was visibly comfortable’

Why The World Still Needs The West

Ignore the isolationists. In a dangerous world, America and Europe neglect their duty to defend liberty and prosperity at their peril

The President Blinked — The Ayatollah Didn’t

Obama’s foreign policy has been defined by a failure to hold his ground against determined foes. The deal with Iran is his latest capitulation

For Richer, For Poorer

Tony Atkinson's book on inequality has strong moral convictions but fails to address the top end of the scale

Overrated: Nicola Sturgeon

Does the ruthless new leader of the Scottish Nationalist Party deserve to be calling the shots in Westminster too?

Let the Soldiers do the Fighting, says the General

Britain’s former chief of staff says politicians have undermined military strategy by meddling, leading Putin and Islamic State to despise the West

An Unlikely Acolyte

I'm gay, from Liverpool and working class but Margaret Thatcher is my hero

Web Worriers

‘The most concerning aspect of cyberwarfare is Russia and China’s enthusiasm for a UN international code of conduct that could be used to shut down Facebook and Twitter’

Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"