4 June 2014

The EU is no friend of Ukraine

The EU poses as saviour of Ukraine, but in reality it never wanted this eastern state as a member.

27 February 2014

Bosnia: the limits to EU rule

Recent protests in Bosnia reveal the problems of the EU’s stage-managed democracy.

27 September 2013

How the West destroyed Iraq

The bloody mess created by the occupation of Iraq was built on the West's own weakness and incoherence.

19 September 2013

R2P: how the West failed to justify intervention

The ‘responsibility to protect’ doctrine is a symbol of the West’s inability to define its post-Cold War role.

Must-reads from the past week

A Travis-ty of justice

A Travis-ty of justice

Self, Orwell and the English language

Self, Orwell and the English language

5 August 2013

The EU: no friend of democracy

The EU pretends to be a force for altruism in the world, but as its reaction to the Egyptian coup shows, it has a take-it-or-leave-it approach to democracy.

22 July 2013

How the West exploits brave Malala

Malala Yousafzai, a brave young Pakistani woman, is being used to give a positive sheen to external intervention.

6 December 2012

A common enterprise against the Serbs

The international court trying cases from the former Yugoslavia is there to heap blame on just one side.

Books 28 September 2012

A state-fostered climate of fear and loathing

A new book on criminal law in Britain persuasively argues that the more the state seeks to protect us from each other, the more we believe we have something to fear.

Books 28 January 2011

War is the answer. Now, what was the question?

As Bob Woodward’s inside account of the Obama administration shows, America’s top brass have no real idea what they are fighting for in Afghanistan and beyond.