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.
Barack Obama made a virtue of his decision not to follow the “Washington playbook” on Syria. His successor had an opportunity to distinguish himself.
Those troublesome 1980s have reared their head again in a diplomatic storm in a teacup over Gibraltar.
The flatlining Sinn Fein vote has been jolted into life unexpectedly.
The US national security adviser faces major challenges in his new role.
It is easy to guffaw at the idea of a billionaire Bolshevik in the White House, but it seems there is more to the comparison than meets the eye.
There’s no point pretending there’s a smoother path for Britain that skirts around Trump’s White House.
What has driven the new age of isolation - and the return of great power politics?
We are dependent on the “leader of the free world”, so our government, like many others, will have to hold its nose over President Trump.
When Labour lurched to the left under Michael Foot, James Callaghan warned the Party of their obligation to work as a team. A pity his wise words are little heeded today.
By 2025, two-thirds of the world’s population will be living in Asia. Can Easternisation: War and Peace in the Asian Century help predict what happens next?