John Bew is a New Statesman contributing writer. His most recent book, Realpolitik: A History, is published by Oxford University Press.
Rifkind’s genteel new book, Power and Pragmatism, is a beguiling memoir.
The possiblity of the UK becoming a more dynamic actor is an exciting one – but the prospect of the union breaking up is feared in the US.
In Scotland and Northern Ireland, it was economic self-interest and inherent caution that ultimately trumped nationalism. Will England do the same?
The Labour MP and humanitarian I came to know was the type of person who would restore one's faith in politics.
A group portrait of the leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising in Ireland reviewed.
The “Atlantic bridge” between the US and the UK looks creakier than anyone could have predicted.
Jeffrey Goldberg’s 20,000-word write-up of his series of interviews with Obama in the Atlantic makes for fascinating reading. But what does it tell us about the president's strategies?
The British take a perverse pleasure in glorious defeat, as Heroic Failure and the British by Stephanie Barczewski examines.
If the line between peace and war is being blurred, so is that between fact and fiction.
If Britain has a declared interest in curtailing Islamic State and stabilising Syria, it is neither honourable nor viable to let others intervene on our behalf.
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