Putin's gamble, based on the belief that Russia can withstand sanctions, is that neither Ukraine nor the West will go to war over Crimea. We better hope he's right, says Matt Carr.
Benn remained true to his principles when so many senior Labour figures were doing the exact opposite, picking up peerages and lucrative directorships with private companies and corporations.
The British political elite wants to emotionally blackmail the public into supporting our ‘heroes’ in order to support the wars they fight and make these wars seem heroic, even when they aren’t.
Ukrainians may yet find that the dreams that they pursued in the maidan will turn very sour indeed in the new ‘great game’ that regards Ukraine essentially as a chess piece
Moazzam Begg's arrest smacks of politically-motivated vengeance and repression, and is likely to convince many British Muslims that they are under siege.
If governments could dedicate the kind of expenditure and effort spent on wars to make the environment safe from climate change, that would be achieving a great deal.
Until the UK parliament stopped him, David Cameron was using Syria's refugees to justify military intervention in Syria, now he's using a paltry 500 of them to prove the UK is 'open-hearted'.
Why do so many powerful people take seriously the fatuous and ill-informed pronouncements of the man who took Britain into catastrophic and disastrously misconceived wars?