Our commitment to overseas development is under constant political pressure, but it enhances British soft power around the world.
Posts Tagged: International
The Government has introduced new measures to protect, preserve, and restore precious sites and artefacts in areas affected by war.
Too many politicians now treat diplomacy as an arena for domestic culture wars, but must recognise how ineffective, and harmful to our national interest, that can be.
We have deep historic ties to a future continental leader and one of the fastest-emerging global economies.
Trade and investment between our two countries has staggering potential to generate jobs, prosperity, and higher living standards for citizens of both.
Should Chinese domestic politics push Beijing to stand its ground it will find its regional and global soft power rapidly dwindling.
The 32nd Dáil is an object warning against PR, with a huge increase in minor parties making stable government very difficult.
Whether it’s the halls he’s selling out, or himself, the rock star Greek ex-finance minister certainly still has something. But is it what he truly wants?
A heroic tackle attempt prevents the Mayor from scoring, if only through guilt.
Cronyism, pollution, mounting debt, poorly allocated capital spending and the social consequences of rapid change have all been hanging over the Dragon economy.
Some – but not enough – economic development has the effect of making migration a realistic option.
The President is also de facto leader of much of the world, and the current Republican front runner presents a truly frightening prospect.
Which set of paramilitary groups has done more to damage western interests: those sponsored by Iran or those supported by rival regimes we describe as our ‘friends’?
What the Puerto Rican debt crisis tells us about high finance and human nature.
Europe is not alone in facing the disastrous combination of a shrinking workforce and high debts.