December 2017


The Week That Was…

A week in which capital letters were writ large across the news agenda. J for Jerusalem, C for Capital, and a missing letter – U…


To Nuke or Not to Nuke?

From Hamish de Bretton Gordon in Washington D.C. What price a pre-emptive strike to destroy North Korea’s nuclear and chemical weapons? Answer – high, very…



Brexit and the Irish backlash

Talks about a future commercial relationship between the EU and Britain have (at least temporarily) imploded, with both shuffling awkwardly to make the announcements. Even…



The Week That Was

An explosive week in many ways, most of them bad. The worst was in Egypt’s Sinai Province.  Dozens of terrorists, probably affiliated with ISIL attacked…