It’s all too easy to ascribe the capabilities of Russia’s best chess players to its secret services. But consider a radical possibility: the latter have messed up.
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Seeking to extend transition after all, thus re-raising the possibility of being stuck in it, or going ahead without proper systems in place would be an unacceptable choice.
As May squares up to one security challenge, Cameron reminds us of another: Islamist extremism – and its wider dimensions.
In Washington, the former Prime Minister ponders how his approach to tackling non-violent as well as violent extremism can be built on.
We are so preoccupied with Brexit and Putin that we may have missed the significance of the President’s latest sacking-and-replacement.
On corruption, fragility, innovation, human capital, creditworthiness, GDP per head – all the measures that count for most – the country is, to put it politely, not in a great place.
Countries with which we strike future trade deals – the top priority for Party members according to our survey – should be treated more favourably than those with which we don’t.
One take on the President is that behind the flamboyant tweeting is a conventional actor, who knows full well that jaw tweet jaw is better than war tweet war.
Williamson’s verdict at Westminster, not attempted murder in Salisbury, is our best guide to responding to Putin
Last month, he told the Defence Select Committee that Russia has ousted terrorism from the top of the national threat list – which has big spending implications.
We hope that Trudy Harrison’s tale on our site today, together with others coming this week, encourages women who may not have done so to think about it.
Wanted: a grand bargain with voters, whereby some rises at the top end are traded off for others nearer the bottom.
If she really is to “dedicate my premiership” to fixing housing growth and home ownership, she will need to throw a chunk of her caution to the winds.
Brexit. Compare and contrast. On divergence, real Cabinet debate. On immigration, a stance quietly shelved.
220,000 people from EU countries came here last year. May’s U-turn thus has implications not only for rights but for numbers.
This May speech was aimed at the EU27 – not her own party. And its message was: I want to have my cherries and eat them.
Hardish in principle, softer in detail, she is crafting a position intended to get those elusive trade talks going as soon as possible.
The Brexit negotiation. Raindrops keep falling on May’s head. But that doesn’t mean her eyes will soon be turning red.
Yes, the negotiation may break down. But some of the playing to the gallery has a ritual element about it, not unlike the staged theatrics of all-in wrestling.
Some will not understand the technical arcana, but they will have grasped a point none the less: taking back control of our trade policy.