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Time and patience

In War and Peace Tolstoy says about General Kutuzov, the Russian general who was the victor in the war against Napoleon in 1812, that he counselled his generals to allow ‘time and patience’ to work against the enemy. Vladimir Putin...

Moving the centre

Emily Thornberry was one of the stars of Labour’s election campaign. Now she wants the party to prepare for power, she tells Kate Murray
It was one of the highlights of election night: Emily Thornberry, grinning like the Cheshire Cat, telling...

A secure and global Britain

The Conservatives have nothing to say on foreign policy other than parroted lines on Brexit. Theresa May’s ‘strong and stable’ general election mantra means nothing and reveals a lack of policies or vision for Britain’s place in the world. Labour...

A feminist foreign policy

Sweden is the first county in the world to champion a feminist foreign policy. The country has a population of 10 million people and is one of Europe’s biggest donors of foreign aid. It is also among the top five...

Revisiting globalisation

“I hear people say we have to stop and debate globalisation. You might as well debate whether autumn should follow summer. They're not debating it in China and India. They are seizing its possibilities, in a way that will transform...

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