What the U.S. is suffering from now, in acute form and in almost all its limbs and organs, is what great world powers throughout history have at some stage endured.
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It could be that the golden era of U.K. relations with China is set to be replaced by a golden era of relations with Japan.
Even with a broad agreement, EU-U.K. talks will go on and on — but that is only natural.
As the U.K. fights its way out of the COVID-19 lockdown, and at the same time stumbles toward the its exit from the EU, a new preoccupation takes hold.
A new kind of egalitarianism is pushing its way to the center of the global stage.
Throughout the developing world there is a new mood of both pride and hope. Aid from the rich North is beginning to feel patronizing.
Japan should become a full member of the intelligence alliance
If swelling production keeps outpacing recovering consumption, we will be returning to the pre-1970 world of cheap oil.
The current rescue through cascades of public spending may look like Keynesianism, but in fact it is little more than practical common sense in an utterly changed social and economic order.
Parliamentary democracies need parliaments to function. This is as true of the Westminster institution in London, sometimes described as the mother of parliaments, as it is of the Diet in Tokyo or of any other parliamentary legislatures in states round the world that struggle ...