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King Abdullah andPrince Hamza

The Coup That Didn’t Happen In Jordan

The aborted coup in Jordan has nothing to do with an internal rivalry within the royal family, even if it did find a leader. It is about opposition to Donald Trump’s questioning of the normalisation of Arab-Israeli relations and Joe Biden’s reactivation of a three-quarter century old conflict. Washington wants to resume the “endless war” in the greater Middle East.

Prince Philip

When Prince Philip Became A Monument

The student from Ghana was insistent. “I want to meet him.”  The stubborn, well-attired fool, groomed and keen to make a good impression, was attending the Senate House ceremony in Cambridge for honorary awardees.  He was not the only one.  In attendance on this warm June day in 2006 were […]

Priti Patel

Priti Patel And The Death Of Asylum

Nothing makes better sense to the political classes than small time demagoguery when matters turn sour. True, the United Kingdom might well be speeding ahead with vaccination numbers, and getting ever big-headed about it, but there is still good reason to distract the voters.  Coronavirus continues to vex; the economy […]

HMS Queen Elizabeth Departs From Portsmouth Navy Base

India’s Agony And Ecstasy Over Quad

A flurry of diplomatic activities through the past fortnight starting with the first-ever summit meeting of Quad on March 12 mark a historic transition in the world order. While the western world has been the locus of international politics for the past five centuries, that is most certainly shifting toward […]