Britain’s spending on foreign aid is inefficient, unaffordable and increasingly unjustifiable. We need a fundamental reset to reconsider our approach to the budget for international development and assess whether we’re really helping to develop a global economy we can be proud of. As Britain makes its departure from the European Union, Britain’s spending on foreign […]
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The ‘Caliphate’ is on its last legs, but don’t assume what comes next is better. During his inaugural address, President Trump reiterated, albeit more politely than during his campaign, one of his key policies – eradicating ISIS ‘from the face of the earth’. With the Department of Defense due to report back on their strategy […]
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This morning, Britain awoke in disbelief to Donald J Trump as the President-elect of the the United States. Emotions are high, the markets can’t decide how to respond and a good portion of the American electorate feel scared, disheartened and embarrassed. But this blog post isn’t about Trump, or about Clinton. It’s about the significance […]
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In the wake of the horrific Paris Attacks there seems to be a general consensus that something must be done to prevent ISIL from striking again, perhaps this time in the UK, and to halt their murderous expansion in the Middle East. However there is no consensus on what this something is. In August 2013 […]
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Across Europe thousands of asylum seekers are searching for sanctuary. I visited Athens briefly in August this summer, and squares were filled with Syrians fleeing ISIS, freshly off boats, aimless and homeless, with their belongings packed into a few bags. Prior to Athens I had visited Serbia, where migrants again sat in parks in downtown […]
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