Gabriel Gavin

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Friday, 15 January 2021

The men who would replace Merkel

While all eyes are on Washington, the most important transition of power could be playing out halfway across the world. …

By Gabriel Gavin

Thursday, 7 January 2021

Storming of the Capitol casts a dark cloud on US role in the world

President Donald Trump’s backers spent years sowing the wind. Now they are reaping the whirlwind. As journalists and commentators line …

By Gabriel Gavin

Tuesday, 22 December 2020

How Viktor Orban took on the EU – and won

They might seem odd bedfellows – Hungary’s populist strongman and the arch-liberal German Chancellor. But, after this week, Viktor Orban …

By Gabriel Gavin

Tuesday, 15 December 2020

The West's relative decline is clearer than ever

It was inconceivable for Americans that they might not win the Vietnam war. The pictures of US marines clearing out …

By Gabriel Gavin

Monday, 16 November 2020

Forcing Ukraine to choose between East and West will only bring greater chaos and tragedy

“I feel fine.” Those were the words of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyi as he announced he had tested positive for …

By Gabriel Gavin

Wednesday, 4 November 2020

World leaders wake up to the prospect of President Biden

For the past twenty-four hours, the world has been watching as the map of the United States turns red and …

By Gabriel Gavin

Tuesday, 27 October 2020

The Turkic World is caught in a downward spiral into chaos

In Uzbekistan, this time of year means only one thing – cotton picking. From September until the end of the …

By Gabriel Gavin

Thursday, 22 October 2020

Pompeo tours Sri Lanka and the Maldives – frontiers in the US-China struggle for influence

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Friday, 16 October 2020

President Biden can’t afford to throw out Trump’s foreign policy playbook

Donald Trump’s foreign policy has been controversial, erratic and, in many cases, a success. From his predecessor, Barack Obama, he …

By Gabriel Gavin