2018

The Trump Doctrine

A doctrine is how a president is forced to operate foreign policy in the reality in which he finds himself. Sometimes, presidents proclaim their own…



NATO Grit Their Teeth

Tough times for NATO. Tough times for any country that has been a long-standing ally of the United States. Donald Trump has touched down in…


Cunning Plan Needed

The British cabinet is preparing to retire to Chequers for a country weekend of Pims, strawberries and footie and tennis on the telly. There may…





British Shambles

What a shambles! Theresa May is clinging onto the north face of the parliamentary Eiger by her fingernails while Remainers bay for her blood on…


Qatar Milks the Gulf Crisis.

A year after cows were dropping from the skies above Qatar, the country is still suffering a blockade imposed by its Gulf neighbours. Then, the…


The G-7, Frozen in Time

Last week’s G-7 summit was a mostly drama-free affair. The confrontation between U.S. President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau came only after…