The DUP may be the ugliest of brides for the Conservative Party but its MPs are not a danger to the peace process.
Merkel may find it hard to stomach Trump but she will not be wishing away US military power from Europe with any relish.
Those troublesome 1980s have reared their head again in a diplomatic storm in a teacup over Gibraltar.
The flatlining Sinn Fein vote has been jolted into life unexpectedly.
It is easy to guffaw at the idea of a billionaire Bolshevik in the White House, but it seems there is more to the comparison than meets the eye.
There’s no point pretending there’s a smoother path for Britain that skirts around Trump’s White House.
What has driven the new age of isolation - and the return of great power politics?
We are dependent on the “leader of the free world”, so our government, like many others, will have to hold its nose over President Trump.
When Labour lurched to the left under Michael Foot, James Callaghan warned the Party of their obligation to work as a team. A pity his wise words are little heeded today.
Rifkind’s genteel new book, Power and Pragmatism, is a beguiling memoir.
In Scotland and Northern Ireland, it was economic self-interest and inherent caution that ultimately trumped nationalism. Will England do the same?
The Zombie PM
The doomed premiership of Theresa May