Issue: December 2015

Obama’s Iran Deal Makes The World More Dangerous

The President’s supporters call the nuclear agreement his most significant foreign policy achievement. They are right — but for the wrong reasons     

‘Anti-Extremists’ Who Equate Israel With IS

David Cameron’s deradicalisation strategy depends on guiding potential jihadists away from Islamic extremism. But can the mentors be trusted?      

Russia’s Moment: How Putin Has Seized The Day

In both Ukraine and Syria, the Russian President has exploited the West’s weakness to divide Nato and halt the advance of democracy

The Jihadist Challenge To The Nation State

With the Arab world mired in political chaos and economic crisis, Islamist non-state armed governing organisations are taking over

The Stalinist Past Of Corbyn’s Strategist

Seumas Milne, Labour’s new communications chief, was at the heart of a Communist party faction whose aims and methods he still espouses

Bank Recapitalisation And The Great Recession

At the height of the 2008 banking crisis, Mervyn King backed the wrong plan, which triggered a vicious deflationary shock in the UK

Beyond Obama: Advice To The Next President

The foreign policy of the last 15 years has been a disastrous oscillation between missionising and monkishness.

London Must Learn From Paris

"How much havoc do the jihadis have to wreak before Europe and America resolve to tackle the source of the evil?"

The New Normal

"And what — beyond grief — can European citizens do after Paris? Can we be anything more than mourners at our own funeral?"

The Bloody Trail

"Terrorism is first and foremost a problem of public security. But its defeat can only emerge from a battle of ideas against its ideological underpinnings"

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"