International politics

Brown breaks his silence

25 August 2009 15:56

At last, Gordon Brown has something to say about the Lockerbie bomber’s release. He said he was “angry and repulsed”…

(Some) Afghans vote

25 August 2009 13:19

So the Afghans have now voted in their second-ever presidential elections. Well, some of them have. But with the extent…

There’s no one like Macavity

24 August 2009 16:40

Paul Waugh’s spot on: Brown has been reluctant to congratulate England for their Ashes victory because he is so desperate…

The Swedish-Israeli War of Words

24 August 2009 14:00

I am just back from holidaying in Sweden. And while I dutifully kept away from blogging, I did follow the…

The stench of realpolitik

23 August 2009 14:59

Suggesting that al-Megrahi’s release was the result of a deal being struck to protect commercial interests should be offensive, but…

Gove pushes his agenda

23 August 2009 13:05

If you can divert your attention away from the Ashes for a second, then I’d recommend you read John Rentoul’s…

Who watches the watchmen?

13 July 2009 13:40

In the US, a storm is brewing over Dick Cheney’s alleged role in concealing an intelligence programme from Congress. Whatever…

Good lord

11 July 2009 18:32

Earlier this week, Lord Malloch Brown announced he’s resigning his brief as Africa Minister in the Foreign Office. I’m sure…

National security priorities: your say

10 July 2009 17:27

Watch out: it’s security review season. The Brown government is about to issue a second version of its National Security…

Iran’s Dubček moment

9 July 2009 9:30

Even though the Second Iranian Revolution may, for the time being, be quelled by the Mullahs, many different foreign policy…

Obama’s bear-hug

8 July 2009 10:21

Presidents Obama, and Medvedev (and Prime Minister Putin) seem to be having a good summit. Nuclear talks look like they…

NATO navel-gazing

7 July 2009 14:45

Right now I’m sitting at an event in Brussels to launch NATO’s new Strategic Concept, featuring ex-US Secretary of State…

The waning authority of the Iranian regime

6 July 2009 17:06

Reuel Marc Gerecht, a former CIA Middle East hand, has an interesting analysis of the huge news from Iran, the…

No Brits in Europe’s likely new line-up

6 July 2009 15:01

With the Swedish EU Presidency beginning, and most diplomats mildly optimistic that the Lisbon treaty will be approved by the…

Brown puts on his gloomy face for the world stage

6 July 2009 9:00

How peculiar.  After all the economic optimism coming out of government recently, all the talk of recovery by the end…

Massive development in Iran, Qum begins to turn against the regime

5 July 2009 14:05

The situation in Iran might have been knocked off the front pages in recent days and the regime does seem…

More worrying news from Iran

4 July 2009 12:30

I’m just catching up with the latest New Yorker over brunch, and would recommend that CoffeeHousers read their eyewitness account…

Another one for Miliband’s collection of cock-ups

3 July 2009 14:35

Great spot by Paul Waugh, who’s got evidence of the latest Miliband cock-up over at his blog.  Basically, Miliband told…