My latest column at World Politics Review has nothing whatsoever to do with the midterm elections: The idea that wars should be fought at a distance has informed British military policy for centuries.
Idea: Today, the United States has virtually no interest in the modernization of the British nuclear force. To the extent that the United States has influence over British defense decisions, it should
Some damage is hard to fix. The UK government needs to be “less deferential” towards the US and more willing to say no to Washington, a group of MPs have said. The Commons Foreign Affairs
Fred Barnes is a terribly stupid man. In asserting that “Obamacare” will create a bitterly contentious political environment for decades to come, Barnes writes: We only have to look at Gre
Tom Ricks: As a British naval historian friend I know once noted, the time when the British government could have helped — and perhaps stopped the war — was back in the winter of 2002-2003
Some interesting bits in this Telegraph report from last week: Top British commanders angrily described in the documents how they were not even told, let alone consulted, about major changes to US pol
Ahem. The British government decided it was “in the overwhelming interests of the United Kingdom” to make Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi, the Lockerbie bomber, eligible for return to Libya, leak
This is kind of cool: Eminent economists have told Queen Elizabeth II that the global financial downturn was brought about by a “psychology of denial” among the financial and political eli