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Jeremy Cliffe is International Editor of the New Statesman.
The country is gradually transforming into what is known in international relations as a “semi-hegemon”.
If it overcomes domestic instability, the Socialist-Podemos coalition can reshape the EU.
The Middle Eastern cold war is multidimensional, is more likely to escalate and is less predictable.
For now, Tehran seems to be containing its revenge.
The fundamentals that will decide global affairs in the year ahead.
It is said that Johnson is a “liberal conservative” and that he is not to be taken literally, yet similar things were claimed of the US and Donald Trump.
Sadness is mixed with relief that the country finally seems to have settled its decision.
Travelling Europe by train is not just more responsible than flying, it offers a different philosophy of travel.
A country where children languish on coats on hospital floors has no right to lecture the rest of the world.
As Churchill said, “We are with Europe but not of it.”