In this week’s New Statesman, Anthony Barnett discusses the ongoing significance that the Falklands conflict has for politics and power in the UK.
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.
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?
The Labour MP Gerald Kaufman launches a fierce attack on the Obama administration for its neutral stance on the issue.
Dominic Sandbrook writes a counterfactual account of the conflict.
Andrew Roberts reviews Sir Lawrence Freedman’s Official History of the Falklands Campaign.
Richard Gott disputes Roberts’ view that the Falklands war was impeccably handled.
William Gill, checking old rumours about the Falklands war, talks to an Argentinian ex-captain, with surprising and unsettling results.