May 28, 2010 | Is Missile Defence really charming?

I have spent the last three days (26-28th May) listening to the proponents of Missile Defences focusing on their desirability – first at the Royal United Services Institute and then at the International Institute for Strategic Studies. (Of both which institutions I have long been a member.)

Myself, I don’t see Missile Defences’ charm.

Back in the [...]


May 20, 2010 | Love the US, but not its plans

I went this last week to a conference to discuss the future of the British-American relationship – was it to be the traditional SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP, or merely a partnership like some others?
Interesting…and the special relationship is based mainly on our common language.

But if the Americans want cosy allies, they must look at how their long [...]