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Politico | 21 hours, 21 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
David Cameron talks big but is waving a small stick at the Russian bear David Cameron, according to his critics among senior diplomats and military commanders, seems to have turned Teddy Roosevelts advice on foreign policy speak softly and carry a big stick on its head.
The Independent | 22 hours, 12 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Isis in Iraq: Even if Iraqi troops take back Saddams city of Tikrit they will face bombs and booby traps It is important for the Iraqi army to win the struggle for the city of Tikrit because this would be its first successful counteroffensive since the beginning of last year. It has hitherto failed to recapture any city or town taken by Isis since the fall o
The Independent | 23 hours, 31 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Queen's new coin portrait: Second-rate sculpture makes her look characterless The Queens head has been re-fashioned on coins by artist Jody Clark (can you see that tiny JC tucked just in beneath where the neck ends?) for the first time in almost two decades, and this time it has been done digitally.
The Independent | 23 hours, 46 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Security never drives our leaders, it just soaks up their time Soon after he became Prime Minister a journalist asked David Cameron what had surprised him most about his new job. After pausing for a moment, Cameron replied that he had not anticipated the vast amount of time he needed to focus on security and intellig
The Independent | Mar 2, 2015 6:43 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Letters: In Saudi Arabia, Isis killer would fit right in Saudi Arabia, the Wests ally in the fight against Isis, publicly beheaded 87 people in 2014 and has, so far, killed 10 more in the same fashion in 2015.
The Independent | Mar 2, 2015 6:29 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Was Mohammed Emwazi really 'radicalised'? Or is he just a sick loser? If the testimony of his former contemporaries is anything to go by, Mohammed Emwazi (aka 'Jihadi John') appears to have mistaken the state of his social life for the state of the world. According to a former head teacher, Emwazi was bullied at school and
The Independent | Mar 2, 2015 6:13 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Nick Robinson and Brian Sewell: with them every step of the way I suppose we cant use the phrase national treasure any more. Too devalued by lazy references to Clare Balding or Bruce Forsyth or Vivienne Westwood. But then whats the correct nomenclature for people who, in the manner of doing their jobs, personify those
The Independent | Mar 2, 2015 5:59 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Has Alan Bennett found a new game: Hypocritical England? Alan Bennett yet again nails it. Asked by some Radio 4 vanity project to nominate what the English are best at, the writer toyed with suggesting lovely things such as churches, or Swaledale, yet decided to make his many fans in middle England blush, by pl
The Independent | Mar 2, 2015 5:53 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Diplomats language skills can stop wars we must not let them slide | Oliver Miles Two reports say Britain is failing to invest in foreign language skills in the diplomatic services. I know first-hand why international crises demand such expertiseOliver Miles
The Guardian | Mar 2, 2015 5:42 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend