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June 2017

Can Russia reform?

Russia is a great power whose interests on the world stage are to be reckoned with. We know this because the country’s politicians and state…



Meanwhile… In Syria…

As many in the UK suffer post-election blues, and those who shouted for a ‘strong and stable’ politics realise the naivety and arrogance of this…



Mad Boy King Donald

How do we make sense of the chaos gripping Washington, D.C.? Whenever I read the news these days, I inevitably stumble across an article reporting…


Theresa May: Armless And Powerless

In predicting the UK election result I was way off, but in good company, including the W&Ys own Tim Marshall and many others. Evidently political…


The Mood of the UK

What does this election result teach us? It would be tempting to conclude that this snap election was fought explicitly along “Brexit” lines. For those…



Are We Doomed?

The first R-rated movie I saw was 1984’s The Terminator.  To a 12-year old, it was as enlightening as you’d expect, but I’m beginning to…