March 2020


After Covid – The Reckoning.

Europe is the epicentre of Covid-19  – how did we get here? Answer – fairly quickly which is no surprise in the age of globalization….


Covid-19 and Global Leadership

The coronavirus pandemic is a global problem. It requires cooperation at the local, regional, national and international level. Political point-scoring, unilateralism and nationalism have no…


Let’s Go for a Cruise

It is time to think about a cruise. Or, how about a visit to a stately home or an empty school? All of these are…


Quarantined in Italy

Giorgia’s dog Charlie won’t stop barking. She puts him on her knee to a chorus of ‘oohs’ and ‘aahs’ from her classmates. She holds the…




Maybe Minister

The row between British Home Secretary Pritti Patel and her until recently Permanent  Under Secretary of State Sir Phillip Putnam is part of a disturbing trend…