The West

Ancient Greek culture, Roman law and Eastern Christianity all contributed to the longevity of the Byzantine Empire

Starbucks is the symbol of American capitalism, but it’s principle product was first brought to the West by an Islamic empire

Edward Lucas and Mary Dejevsky, both leading commentators on Russia and eastern Europe, discuss the Georgian crisis and its implications for the West

‘By the 2030s China will have an economic weight two or three times that of America, its nearest rival’

‘Britain and America may soon be governed by eloquent speakers whose attitude to foreign affairs is self-aggrandising posturing’