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Gavin Jacobson is commissioning editor for the New Statesman
Despite intense secrecy and fantastical rumours, Anna Fifield skilfully charts Kim Jong-un’s power over North Korea in The Great Successor.
North Korea may yet find itself the centre of attention in an enfolding struggle between China and the US.
From the Wild West to Trump’s border wall, the image of the frontier has enabled American imperialism.
Across the world, young activists are turning to old ideas. Why?
The great historian’s life was defined by a tension between his status as an outsider and his eventual acceptance into the establishment.
Populism succeeds by separating us into “the people” and “the corrupt elite” – but its causes are deeper and more complicated than we realise.
Like an undergraduate struggling to reach the word count, Harari writes in pointless asides and cringeworthy platitudes of fortune-cookie quality.
What do its three generations of leaders tell us about this brutal dictatorship and its prospects of a nuclear deal with Trump’s America?
Perry Anderson's book asks whether dominance is based on consent or coercion.
Serhii Plokhy’s The Man with the Poison Gun is a gripping, remarkable Cold War spy story.