Friday, 26 January 2018

The Future of War: a review

Professor Lawrence Freedman and Sam Goldwyn have at least one thing in common: neither much likes making predictions, particularly about..

By Robert Salisbury

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

To avoid Britain becoming Venezuela the Tories need to offer hope and reform

There is a memorable account of the days leading up to the Bolshevik victory in October 1917. Every street corner..

By Robert Salisbury

Thursday, 30 March 2017

Post-Brexit the West needs to start sticking up for its values

One of the most attractive aspects of Brexit will be that the UK will have the chance of reforging its..

By Robert Salisbury

Saturday, 25 March 2017

My favourite book: Le Rouge et Le Noir, Vanity Fair, or The Sword of Honour Trilogy?

How delightful to be able to state unequivocally that you have a favourite book. However, to some of us it..

By Robert Salisbury

Monday, 6 March 2017

Use Brexit to reform the Lords and overhaul the UK's constitution

My grandfather told me that before the arrival of Life Peers in 1958 that the House of Lords was dying..

By Robert Salisbury

Sunday, 13 November 2016

‎The populist tide might sweep away the EU

We all know that the world changed last Tuesday; but that is about all we do know. Trump’s election leaves..

By Robert Salisbury

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

After Brexit Britain needs to sort out its referendum rules

Any convinced Brexiteer should be grateful to David Cameron for allowing us to vote to leave the EU. Anyone who..

By Robert Salisbury

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Brexit will restore Parliament and force Britain to grow up

“Take back control” proved a potent slogan for the Leavers in the EU referendum campaign. It has largely been seen..

By Robert Salisbury

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

EU Referendum: What should happen after Britain decides?

As the moment of truth approaches, Whitehall, Westminster and the commentariat will be gaming both Leave and Remain. It is..

By Robert Salisbury