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      Mr Jones: how a Welsh journalist exposed the horror of Stalin’s Ukraine famines
      Feb07

      Mr Jones: how a Welsh journalist exposed the horror of Stalin’s Ukraine famines

      A new film on the Soviet-era tragedy resonates powerfully in an age of political deceit. As a child in California, the author Andrea Chalupa heard from her grandfather a tale of two journalists. One was Gareth Jones, the young Welshman who, in March 1933, exposed the extent of Stalin’s man-made famine in Ukraine between 1932 and 1933....

      How the EU can survive Brexit
      Feb05

      How the EU can survive Brexit

      There are tensions between Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel – but unless France and Germany can work together the bloc will fragment. Britain’s departure from the European Union ends an arduous two years and ten months since 29 March 2017, when Theresa May’s government invoked Article 50 to give notice that it would withdraw. During...

      Between toughness and talking: 75 years since Yalta
      Jan29

      Between toughness and talking: 75 years since Yalta

      At the Yalta Conference 75 years ago, as the Red Army was taking control of eastern Europe, Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin met to plan the peace. What did the “Big Three” want? And what did they get? Seventy-five years on from the summit of 1945, “Yalta” remains a dirty word. Not as tainted as Munich”, now lodged in the English language as a...

      Trump’s impeachment so far: the Democrats are well prepared and realistic, but have little time
      Jan23

      Trump’s impeachment so far: the Democrats are well prepared and realistic, but have little time

      Despite the Republican majority in the Senate, the Democrats appear organised to make the most of this opportunity. In the final scene of Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange, the protagonist is strapped to a chair with his eyes held open, unable to avoid the horrifying images that his torturers show him in order to reprogram his brain....

      Canada’s quest for justice over the Iran air crash is a geopolitical mire
      Jan15

      Canada’s quest for justice over the Iran air crash is a geopolitical mire

      The large Canadian-Iranian community is determined that an investigation and apology is only the first step. News that 176 airline passengers – 138 of whom were bound for Canada – lost their lives after an Iranian missile hit Ukraine International Airlines flight PS752 continues to dominate newspaper front pages and lead broadcasts across Canada....

      Ten crucial questions on the world in 2020
      Jan05

      Ten crucial questions on the world in 2020

      The fundamentals that will decide global affairs in the year ahead. What will the upcoming year bring in world affairs? A presidential election looms in America; the wave of leaderless protests from Chile to Lebanon is rolling on; China’s rising belligerence is being felt on the streets of Hong Kong and in the expanses of cyberspace;...

      Why Nato is still essential for peace
      Dec04

      Why Nato is still essential for peace

      Europe still lacks a serious substitute for the collective might of the Western alliance. There is nothing like the threat of nuclear Armageddon for focusing minds. That, at least, was true for Nato over the decades from its foundation in 1949. During the Cold War the alliance had a common purpose (collective defence), a common space (the North...

      The paper with the whole world in its hands
      Nov27

      The paper with the whole world in its hands

      For nearly two centuries the Economist has shaped the liberal mind. But its days of playing God may be over. Reflecting on almost 50 years as an editor at the Economist, Barbara Smith, in a valedictory column of 2003, offered a revealing anecdote. “How do you write like the Economist?”, a new recruit asked a senior editor when composing their...

      The magazine with the whole world in its hands
      Nov27

      The magazine with the whole world in its hands

      For nearly two centuries the Economist has shaped the liberal mind. But its days of playing God may be over. Reflecting on almost 50 years as an editor at the Economist, Barbara Smith, in a valedictory column of 2003, offered a revealing anecdote. “How do you write like the Economist?”, a new recruit asked a senior editor when composing their...

      In testimony, EU ambassador Gordon Sondland demolishes Trump’s “no quid pro quo” claim
      Nov21

      In testimony, EU ambassador Gordon Sondland demolishes Trump’s “no quid pro quo” claim

      Sondland, a key figure in the Ukraine scandal, confirmed that both a White House meeting and military aid were explicitly used as leverage. In testimony that devastates the presidential line of denial, EU ambassador Gordon Sondland – a former Trump donor at the centre of the Ukraine scandal the Democrats are investigating in their impeachment...