The Staggers 2 April 2012 The Falklands: a reader On the 30th anniversary of the conflict, here is the best of the NS coverage past and present. Print HTML 1. Learn from history and make peace now In this week's New Statesman, Anthony Barnett discusses the ongoing significance that the Falklands conflict has for politics and power in the UK. 2. Why Britain is in the wrong over the Falklands In a Staggers post, TJ Coles argues that the UK has no legal right to the islands and only defends them to exploit oil and gas reserves. 3. The islands of black gold In a 2010 NS cover story, Peter Wilby asks: as UK companies drill for oil and Argentina mobilises support, are we moving towards another, deeper conflict? 4. Why the Falklands must remain British The Labour MP Gerald Kaufman launches a fierce attack on the Obama administration for its neutral stance on the issue. 5. What if... Britain had lost the Falklands war Dominic Sandbrook writes a counterfactual account of the conflict. 6. Rules of engagement Andrew Roberts reviews Sir Lawrence Freedman's Official History of the Falklands Campaign. 7. Why Maggie was wrong Richard Gott disputes Roberts' view that the Falklands war was impeccably handled. 8. Was Mrs Thatcher right? William Gill, checking old rumours about the Falklands war, talks to an Argentinian ex-captain, with surprising and unsettling results. › Clegg must speak up against web snooping Samira Shackle is a freelance journalist, who tweets @samirashackle. She was formerly a staff writer for the New Statesman. From only £1 per week Subscribe More Related articles The Fire Brigades Union reaffiliates to Labour - what does it mean? John Gray on the future of the state on the NS Podcast Could Labour lose the Oldham by-election?