The EU poses as saviour of Ukraine, but in reality it never wanted this eastern state as a member.
Recent protests in Bosnia reveal the problems of the EU’s stage-managed democracy.
The bloody mess created by the occupation of Iraq was built on the West's own weakness and incoherence.
The ‘responsibility to protect’ doctrine is a symbol of the West’s inability to define its post-Cold War role.
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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.
Malala Yousafzai, a brave young Pakistani woman, is being used to give a positive sheen to external intervention.
The international court trying cases from the former Yugoslavia is there to heap blame on just one side.
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.
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.