Who will lead the post-Covid world?

5 Jun

This year’s G7 is already proving problematic. It’s not only that we don’t know when or where it’s going to take place; the guest list is also in question. President Trump wants to shake it up: “it’s a very outdated group of countries… I don’t feel that it properly represents what’s going on in the […]

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Has Covid-19 defeated our armed forces?

5 May

As the coronavirus pandemic has spread across the globe, there has been a lot of talk about the possible medical, economic and political fall-out, both for the immediate and for the more distant future. One aspect, however, has been less in evidence: implications for security and defence. It is understandable that nations and alliances would […]

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Why the elderly are dicing with death

20 Mar

Apocrypha has it that some of the UK’s more enterprising seniors are asking their grandchildren how to acquire fake ID. The purpose is not, of course, to augment their age so they can buy alcohol, but to appear under 70, so they can keep a modicum of their personal freedom. As part of the public […]

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