Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Beware Remainer manipulation

Although politics, like human nature, self-evidently thrives on emotion, the politics of the ongoing, if unofficial, Remain campaign indulges in..

By R. T. Howard


Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Washington should learn from the mistakes of the Qatar blockade

It is exactly one year since the Saudi government, supported by the UAE, Egypt and Bahrain, stunned the world by..

By R. T. Howard


Thursday, 10 May 2018

Netanyahu support of Trump's sanctions could spark a wave of antisemitism

With glee and glow, the Israeli prime minister, Benjamin ‘Bibi’ Netanyahu, has predictably declared his ‘full support’ for President Trump’s..

By R. T. Howard


Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Trump, Iran, and Brexit

At first sight, President Trump’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal has no obvious connection with our own decision in..

By R. T. Howard


Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Macron is making a big mistake on Syria

It is more than 15 years since the French president, Jacques Chirac, and his foreign minister, Dominique de Villepin, acted..

By R. T. Howard


Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Playing the ‘Iran Blame Game’

During his three-day official visit to Britain, which starts today, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia will be..

By R. T. Howard


Monday, 31 October 2016

Suez, and the UK's post-imperial delusions

  This week’s anniversary of our brief, and widely forgotten, ‘Suez War’ is a timely reminder of the psychological malaise..

By R. T. Howard


Thursday, 20 October 2016

France, ‘Anglo-Saxons’ and the flaw at the heart of the EU

From the moment of its inception, the European Union has always suffered from a fundamental structural flaw. For no matter..

By R. T. Howard