Stories from Opinion

  • 3 years ago

    How Putin sparked a Western military renaissance — Peter Apps

    JULY 22 — This month’s G20 meeting in Hamburg showed Western countries still struggling for a strategy to stop suspected Russian meddling in their politics and hacking their...

  • 3 years ago

    Now is the summer of Britain’s discontent — John Lloyd

    JULY 9 — The BBC news at 7:00 this past Tuesday morning had eight stories — each redolent of the despair which grips British public life. An opener was the global threat posed...

  • 3 years ago

    Seeking the truth, not the tragedy, in journalism ― John Lloyd

    JULY 4 ― London’s Grenfell Tower fire victims aren’t furious just with local authorities for ignoring safety concerns raised before this month’s blaze killed at least 79...

  • 3 years ago

    Trump should go easy on North Korea over Warmbier death ― Daniel R. DePetris

    JUNE 27 ― Otto Warmbier was the quintessential American college student. He faced a promising future and was keen to broaden his view of the world. It was likely that sense of...

  • 3 years ago

    How Trump can show he's tough on anti-Semitism ― Josh Cohen

    JUNE 22 ― Donald Trump just got another chance to fight charges that he’s soft on anti-Semitism. Let’s hope he took it. The president held talks with Ukrainian President...

  • 3 years ago

    By staying in office, UK’s Theresa May courts disaster ― Peter Apps

    JUNE 10 ― Despite her dramatic electoral upset, British Prime Minister Theresa May appears determined to stay in office. In the short term, she could yet manage it. But the...

  • 3 years ago

    ‘Strong and stable’? Could be a struggle for sterling — Jamie McGeever

    JUNE 9 — With growth slowing and the formal start of Brexit negotiations only days away, the political uncertainty blown open by Britain’s inconclusive election could not have...

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    Here's what will really decide the UK election ― Paul Wallace

    JUNE 8 ― Once again Britain’s general election has been disrupted by a deadly attack on civilians. The June 3 assault by jihadists at London Bridge and the Borough Market area...

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    Calm down, America. Attacks won't break Britain ― Peter Apps

    JUNE 7 ― When I rolled my wheelchair out of my apartment block Sunday morning ― mere hours after three attackers killed seven a few hundred yards away in London Bridge and...

  • 3 years ago

    In standing up to Trump, Europe gets its mojo back ― Peter Apps

    MAY 31 ― If President Donald Trump wanted to make an impression with his first visit to Europe last week, he unquestionably succeeded. In their own ways, German Chancellor...

  • 3 years ago

    Europe's rising tide of attacks show diminishing political effect ― Peter Apps

    MAY 25 ― It shouldn’t be a surprise that Islamic State was quick to claim responsibility for Monday’s suicide attack in Manchester that killed 22 people. As its last...

  • 3 years ago

    What Trump gets wrong about the Middle East ― Mohamad Bazzi

    MAY 23 ― In his speech before dozens of Muslim leaders who had gathered in Saudi Arabia on Sunday, President Donald Trump toned down his harsh rhetoric against Islam and urged...

  • 3 years ago

    President Trump is now the leaker in chief ― Tim Weiner

    MAY 20 ― The first tweets came at 7.03am Tuesday: Sure, he’d shared secrets with the Russians, the president wrote. Then another: “I have been asking Director Comey &...

  • 3 years ago

    If Trump erodes democracy, stocks will suffer — James Saft

    MAY 11 — Donald Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey caused barely a ripple on the glassy surface of equity markets, but more than 100 years of market and social data...

  • 3 years ago

    Europe dodges a bullet, but far right dangers remain ― Peter Apps

    MAY 9 ― The outpouring of international relief over the French far right failing to seize the presidency says a lot about the febrile nature of modern Western politics. Europe...

  • 3 years ago

    Why Trump should mend ties with Russia — Josh Cohen

    APRIL 28 — During his presidential campaign, Donald Trump’s verbal affection for Russian President Vladimir Putin so puzzled the Washington establishment that some speculated...

  • 3 years ago

    Chaos and confusion, but some foreign policy wins for Trump ― Peter Apps

    APRIL 26 ― When US President Donald Trump ordered cruise-missile strikes on a Syrian air base shortly after this month’s chemical weapons attack, some Obama administration...

  • 3 years ago

    The next super weapon could be biological ― Peter Apps

    APRIL 20 ― With the threat of chemical weapons in Syria and nuclear arms in North Korea, the risk of biological weapons has largely dropped off the international agenda. But...

  • 3 years ago

    US must walk dangerous line to manage twin Syria, North Korea crises ― Peter Apps

    APRIL 13 ― If there was ever any doubt that President Donald Trump’s strike against Syria was also intended to send a message to Pyongyang, the deployment this weekend of a US...