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Jeremy Cliffe is International Editor of the New Statesman.
A new commitment to carbon neutrality alters governments’ calculus for standing up to the superpower.
After a century defined by a global rush to control oil, we may soon see a scramble to dominate decarbonisation.
Across continents, in every sort of society, the pandemic has exposed the weakest links.
The pandemic has so far not proved the wake-up call the world needed.
Anxiety and genuine sadness at the UK's departure has been overtaken by the pandemic and a renewed sense of purpose among the EU27.
It is easy to treat Trump as the cause of Western fragmentation. But it is much truer to consider him merely a symptom.
The German model is a package deal, whose transmission to Britain would require a decades-long institutional overhaul.
His attempts to revitalise the ageing country produced only patchy and qualified results.
As the continent enters a second stage of the virus, it may look back fondly on the past summer as relatively benign.
Anger, it can seem, is everywhere. It spreads faster than ever. It is viral, but unlike coronavirus cannot be socially distanced into abeyance.