Concern has been raised that the United Kingdom is once again reducing the size of its armed forces. A chorus of complaints has come from retired generals, from defense experts and from politicians, all bemoaning the planned reduction in military manpower and in tanks ...
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The need for radical reform in the British system clearly remains, with an end to the monopoly of power at Westminster.
After the one-year respite caused by COVID-19, carbon emissions will be staying stubbornly high, just as they were before the pandemic pushed down world energy demand for a while.
There is talk of permanently expanding the old inner group into a larger team of like-minded countries, reflecting the new realities of world power, as well as the new dangers.
The motto of the worldwide Boy Scouts and Girl Guides movement is, “Be Prepared.” It is clear that there were not many Boy Scouts around on Capitol Hill in Washington on the fateful day of Jan. 6. Not only was this great citadel and emblem ...
The U.K.'s sovereignty has been regained. What exactly is this sovereignty? And precisely who has taken back control?
That negotiators cannot overcome a few obstacles leaves the public bewildered. Clearly, in the words of the British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, there has been "a failure of statecraft."
Deep reform could evolve out of traditional forms of rule in Gulf States. But do the leaders of these nations have the vision and courage to guide the way through to a different future.
"Capitalism" and "socialism" describe the once emerging industrial world, so we need the same inventiveness to describe the digital world that has replaced it.
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.