Greece is a critical stop for China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). The Chinese state-owned shipping conglomerate COSCO now controls the Greek port of Piraeus, one of the largest in the Mediterranean. (More…)

Walking around Shepperton, you would have no idea this area was home to one of the greatest English writers of the twentieth century. (More…)

The end of communism was meant to be a return to the “civilised” world of individualism and consumerism. It didn’t quite happen that way. (More…)

While the pandemic continues to inflict horrific suffering on the world, its early phase is now capable of inspiring nostalgia. We remember the excitement of watching everyday routines grind to a halt and then having to figure out what to do in their absence. (More…)

September 2021: general election time in Germany. It will be the first since 2005 in which Angela Merkel will not be a candidate for chancellor. (More…)

When William Westmorland led American forces in Vietnam, he kept a copy of Bernard Fall’s devastating critique of the French war in Indochina, The Street Without Joy, on his night table. (More…)

Since the start of the Coronavirus pandemic, opposition to anti-contagion efforts has been led by a small number of fringe groups and quasi-movements linked together by social media. (More…)

Throughout the US war in Afghanistan, Western media framed the conflict in terms that suited the governments of the day. (More…)

We’re all familiar with the sight of reporters standing outside Parliament, doing their talking heads thing. (More…)

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