John Bew is Professor of History and Foreign Policy at King’s College London and is leading a project looking at Britain’s place in the world for Policy Exchange. He is a New Statesman contributing writer and the author of Citizen Clem, an Orwell Prize-winning biography of Clement Attlee.
With China, India and Russia on the rise and Western confidence shaken, how should Britain navigate this new and dangerous world?
Brexit presents a host of potential problems that Ireland never asked for and could really do without.
John A Farrell’s wonderful biography of the controverial American leader is brimming with wince-inducing vignettes.
We should be wary of leaping from one simple narrative to the next.
Author Malachi O’Doherty has been an unsparing critic of IRA violence in the past.
At the turn of the 20th century, discussions about degeneration became entangled with fears of national decline.
The DUP may be the ugliest of brides for the Conservative Party but its MPs are not a danger to the peace process.
Merkel may find it hard to stomach Trump but she will not be wishing away US military power from Europe with any relish.
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