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War and peace

Charlottesville

Charles RichardsonAug 18, 2017

Some further thoughts on the moral catastrophe that is Trumpism.

Oh dear, it's North Korea again

Charles RichardsonAug 14, 20173 Comments

North Korea is staging its regular return to the headlines. Don't panic.

The war against Arab democracy

Charles RichardsonJul 3, 20173 Comments

The conflict with Qatar is fundamentally about the possibility of democracy in the Arab world. That's why Saudi and Trumpian autocrats are on the same side.

South Korea turns left

Charles RichardsonMay 10, 2017

South Korea turns its back on ten years of conservative leadership, and a peacemaker takes over just when he's needed.

The Trump plan for Mid-East peace

Charles RichardsonFeb 16, 2017

Courtesy of both President Trump and the "facts on the ground", Israel and Palestine seem to be headed for a one-state solution. Is it time to accept that outcome and focus on making it work?

Mr Putin cashes in

Charles RichardsonFeb 6, 2017

Eastern Ukraine could be the first big test of just where appeasement of Russia will lead.

Democracy on the march in West Africa

Charles RichardsonJan 19, 2017

Conflict looms in Gambia over a contested election result, but it's likely to be very one-sided.

What does Israel want?

Charles RichardsonJan 5, 20171 Comment

The season of peace and goodwill has produced little of either in the Middle East. But as a negotiated peace between Israelis and Palestinians looks ever more remote, no-one seems willing to spell out the alternatives.

Spain, eighty years on

Charles RichardsonJul 20, 2016

Spain marks another anniversary, but the lessons of the civil war have a special resonance this year for the rest of the world as well.

Disunited Kingdom, European Disunion

Charles RichardsonJun 29, 20164 Comments

A look at the winners and losers from the British referendum result.