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Section: New Statesman (The United Kingdom)

      How should we remember the Holocaust?
      Jan20

      How should we remember the Holocaust?

      Why the plan for a new national memorial in Westminster is causing such division. As we approach Holocaust Memorial Day on 27 January – the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz by the Red Army in 1945 – we might spare a thought for the unsung David Morgan. He is the planning inspector whose task it is to make a recommendation to Robert...

      Can Joe Biden restore America?
      Jan20

      Can Joe Biden restore America?

      The US faces a crisis of reputation on the world stage and of democracy at home. The burden now falls on the new president to rebuild his nation. Two notable events took place in the United States on 13 January. First, Joe Biden announced he intended to nominate Samantha Power to head the US Agency for International Development. Power, who won a...

      What will Joe Biden bring to the US-Russia relationship?
      Dec29

      What will Joe Biden bring to the US-Russia relationship?

      Despite Donald Trump’s chummy attitude towards Vladimir Putin, relations have deteriorated between the two countries. Will much change under the next president? The final weeks of the Trump administration included a piece of news. A company called SolarWinds, based in Texas, was used as the foothold for what may have been the largest-ever...

      In January, I made ten predictions for 2020 – how did they turn out?
      Dec29

      In January, I made ten predictions for 2020 – how did they turn out?

      An end-of-year report card for our international editor’s preview of the year. On 5 January, I published a preview of 2020 in world affairs. In it, I posed ten crucial questions about the year ahead, described the factors that I thought would decide each and in each case offered a prediction. I concluded with a pledge to return to these at...

      We have to keep our promise to the world’s poorest – and save the 0.7 per cent aid target
      Dec11

      We have to keep our promise to the world’s poorest – and save the 0.7 per cent aid target

      Our commitment to global Britain lies not only in increasing defence spending, but also in keeping our promises on international development, says Conservative MP Bob Seely. As Joe Biden’s administration prepares for the White House, a new era of global multilateralism may be about to begin. Simultaneously, Britain is less than a month away...

      We have to keep our promise to the world’s poorest – and save the 0.7 per cent target
      Dec11

      We have to keep our promise to the world’s poorest – and save the 0.7 per cent target

      Our commitment to global Britain is not only in our welcome increase in defence spending, but also in keeping our promises on international development, says Conservative MP Bob Seely. As Joe Biden’s administration prepares for the White House, a new era of global multilateralism may be about to begin. Simultaneously, Britain is less than a...

      Digital warfare will erode the distinction between the state and civil society
      Nov25

      Digital warfare will erode the distinction between the state and civil society

      As Boris Johnson announced an extra £16bn for the Ministry of Defence, the potential costs of modern combat to our democracy have never been higher. Asked to picture a battle tank, most people will probably think of a Russian T-72. First produced in 1971, the T-72 is still the mainstay of armies in the former Soviet Union, although it has...

      The UK must embrace a European future or accept isolation and decline
      Nov18

      The UK must embrace a European future or accept isolation and decline

      As the world divides into regional superpowers – the US, China and the EU – Britain cannot stand alone. Brexit has become a roulette wheel with just three slots: no deal, thin deal or the abject humiliation of the Conservative Party. The deal currently being negotiated gives the UK such meagre access to the European Single Market, say reports,...

      How unrest from Kyrgyzstan to Belarus is challenging Russia’s Soviet legacy
      Oct30

      How unrest from Kyrgyzstan to Belarus is challenging Russia’s Soviet legacy

      A turbulent year in the former USSR is exposing the limits of Moscow’s power. On 6 October, Kyrgyzstan awoke to a revolution almost no one had expected. Overnight, a crowd of demonstrators protesting allegedly rigged parliamentary elections fought off riot police to seize government buildings in the heart of Bishkek, the capital. In images...

      America and the politics of pain
      Oct28

      America and the politics of pain

      Gravely ill in hospital with sepsis, our writer had a revelation on how Donald Trump transformed the US’s inequalities into a suicidal tribalism. Why has the American government acted in a way that has left more than 200,000 of its citizens dead? Coronavirus has killed more Americans than the Wehrmacht, or the Japanese imperial army, or...