International

At a time of chaos across three continents, neither David Cameron nor Ed Miliband is willing to reconsider Britain’s place in the world seriously

The embattled Christian communities in Bethlehem and Nazareth

The apologetics over John Stuart Mill’s shocking attitudes towards foreigners is the only thing that lets down Georgios Varouxakis’s otherwise excellent study of the political philosopher

The former Prime Minister, whose call for Western military intervention in Syria is consistent with his words and actions in office

‘Why is John Kerry’s plane shuttling to Tel Aviv? The US is not even attempting to stop the killing in Syria or Egypt’

Critics like to think that neoconservative ideas lie buried in the sands of Iraq. But neocons are still in the mainstream of US politics

‘A North Korean attack could be the last nail in the coffin of unchallenged American power in the world’

Brendan Simms’s new epic history of Europe is an earnest and old-fashioned of great power rivalries

When the dust settles in Damascus, the country will have been torn apart and, as in Yugoslavia, the process will be irreversible

‘Western optimists like to assume North Korea is on the verge of implosion. But the hermit kingdom is not going to collapse any time soon’