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Europe's mutual suicide pact

19 Jan 2012

Austerity plans pursued by European governments are proving to be self-defeating, writes Eddie Ford

Nigel’s next adventure

23 Nov 2023

However he gets on in the jungle, Nigel Farage is far from done with frontline politics, writes Paul Demarty

Investigations drag on and on

21 Sep 2023

We all know who did it … and it was not Russia. Daniel Lazare looks at how the right is gaining traction from telling an evident truth

Their fantasy, our nightmare

20 Jul 2023

Ukraine’s offensive is getting nowhere and when a compromise is eventually reached Zelensky will be in deep trouble, argues Daniel Lazare

Notes on the war

29 Jun 2023

Putin is in real trouble - the Wagnerite rebellion testifies to political, military and strategic failure, argues Jack Conrad

Meloni’s antecedents

01 Jun 2023

Toby Abse reviews David Broder Mussolini’s grandchildren: fascism in contemporary Italy Pluto Press 2023, pp240, £17.99

Same old road

25 May 2023

Do not expect any radical shift, particularly on foreign policy, under a Sinn Féin-led government, warns Anne McShane

Notes on the war

25 May 2023

Yevgeny Prigozhin maintains that every centimetre of Bakhmut has been taken, but Ukraine’s much heralded spring offensive is still to come. Jack Conrad looks at the military and political situation

Now it’s Ukrainians

09 Mar 2023

The Nord Stream story continues to grow ever more complex and strange. Daniel Lazare attempts to cut through the confusion

Bakhmut is hell on earth

09 Mar 2023

Both sides seem determined to send ever greater numbers into the human meat-grinder. The battle owes more to symbolism than strategic calculation, writes Eddie Ford

Xi and John and Yoko

02 Mar 2023

China’s 12-point plan has not been welcomed in Washington, Brussels or Moscow. But, asks Paul Demarty, should communists join the pacifist camp?

Sunak’s Brexit deal

02 Mar 2023

English sausages and Stilton cheese have little to do with the Windsor Framework. Kevin Bean looks at the wider strategic context

Notes on the war

23 Feb 2023

One year on, the talk is of a wider conflict, even a World War III. Jack Conrad looks at the geo-politics, the military situation and the inadequacies of the existing left

Lawless mafia capo

16 Feb 2023

It was always obvious who was responsible for the Nord Stream 1 and 2 explosions. But why did the US do it? Daniel Lazare says it is about asserting control over energy

German Ostpolitik collapses

26 Jan 2023

What lies behind the furore over sending Leopard 2 tanks to the Ukraine battlefield? Something deeper is going on, writes Daniel Lazare

Mongols versus Vikings

05 Jan 2023

Daniel Lazare examines the dangerous stew of ethno-nationalisms that emerged following the collapse of the Soviet Union

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