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Section: New Statesman (The United Kingdom)

      In a new war of all against all, the UK needs a defence revolution
      Jul15

      In a new war of all against all, the UK needs a defence revolution

      Rather than grandstanding as a global military power, Britain must respond to direct threats. Announced to fanfare last December, the government’s sweeping review of security, defence and foreign policy was put on hold in April – for the obvious reason that Covid-19 changes everything. In the meantime, the People’s Republic of China...

      Philippe Sands on the Uighurs: “Why does it matter if we call it a genocide?”
      Jul15

      Philippe Sands on the Uighurs: “Why does it matter if we call it a genocide?”

      The human rights lawyer on China’s abuses, defining genocide and challenging Aung San Suu Kyi in person. Philippe Sands, QC, can be biting. As one of the foremost scholars of genocide in international law, the University College London professor has no doubt been in close proximity to some fairly unsavoury figures in his time. One in...

      The new wobbly world order
      Jul15

      The new wobbly world order

      How Britain can make itself relevant in an age of uncertainty and intensifying great power rivalry. Shortly after I became foreign ­secretary in 2018, I met Madeleine ­Albright, the US secretary of state ­during Bill Clinton’s administration. Albright was the first woman ever to hold the role, and she told me never to forget what an honour...

      “It doesn’t make any sense”: fossil fuel companies and the capture of EU energy plans
      Jul06

      “It doesn’t make any sense”: fossil fuel companies and the capture of EU energy plans

      Campaigners and the EU’s former climate commissioner say it’s time to scrap gas and power companies’ role in crafting regulations. Climate campaigners have long had a bone to pick with Entsog, the European Union body that advises where money should be spent to upgrade and expand Europe’s gas infrastructure. But this month,...

      In a dismal year for queer rights, campaigners in central and eastern Europe are fighting back
      Jul06

      In a dismal year for queer rights, campaigners in central and eastern Europe are fighting back

      Pride Month saw the movement innovate – and embrace other progressive causes. 2020 may well be been the worst year for LGBTQ+ rights in Europe in a decade. Even the countries that would once have led the way are now falling behind on the commitments. First, the Covid-19 lockdowns have been disastrous for queer people. Marginalised groups suffer...

      How the Covid-19 crisis has left seafarers in a desperate plight
      Jul06

      How the Covid-19 crisis has left seafarers in a desperate plight

      Crews across the world have been working without relief for up to 15 months – a situation that resembles forced labour. When Stephen Gudgeon stepped in to captain a ship for three weeks in March, to cover for a colleague who had to go home to Croatia to resolve some personal issues, he did not expect to be there three months later. Borders closed...

      Why we must defend John Bolton’s right to publish his self-serving book
      Jun19

      Why we must defend John Bolton’s right to publish his self-serving book

      The former national security advisor may not have testified under oath, but he deserves the freedom to publish. As you may have heard, John Bolton, Donald Trump’s former national security advisor, has written a book. It is called The Room Where It Happens, which means that it was possibly (and embarrassingly) named after a song in the...

      Why fears of Hungarian separatism are stirring in western Ukraine
      Jun18

      Why fears of Hungarian separatism are stirring in western Ukraine

      Critics of the Ukrainian government accuse it of capitulating to blackmail from neighbouring Hungary. In a move that has drawn the ire of opposition politicians in Ukraine, a new administrative district will contain a majority of ethnic Hungarians for the first time in the nation’s history. The Ministry of Territories announced this month...

      The four consequences of Israel’s plan to annex West Bank territories
      Jun17

      The four consequences of Israel’s plan to annex West Bank territories

      Annexation will destroy any hope of a two-state solution and hasten the end of Israel’s democratic character. The Israeli prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, has set a deadline of 1 July for the annexation of parts of the Palestinian West Bank to Israel. In two weeks’ time, Israel is expected to formalise what since the 1967 Six-Day...

      How the US helped leading Nazis escape Europe
      Jun17

      How the US helped leading Nazis escape Europe

      As Phillips Sands’ The Ratline explores, Nazis complicity in genocide didn’t stop Americans trying to recruit them. A new, fascinating literary genre has recently emerged. The best examples include Louise Kehoe’s In This Dark House (1995), Edmund de Waal’s The Hare With Amber Eyes (2011), East West Street (2016) by...