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The op-ed of John Fox and François Godement in the Financial Times of 19 May urges Europe to stop “pandering to China” but offers no effective advice as what then to do. They argue that “Europe’s engagement-at-all-costs approach over the last two decades has given China access to all the economic and other benefits of… » read more

Posted by Stanley Crossick

Why, after the meeting between Barack Obama and Binyamin Netanyahu, do I see a glimmer of hope? On the face of it, what hope is there of real peace negotiations? The Israeli prime minister leads a coalition which includes right-wingers, religious extremists and xenophobes: his own his past record militates against peace. The Palestinians, on… » read more

Posted by Stanley Crossick