- September 07, 2011
In public British governments often argue that Britain’s foreign policy is dictated by moral and ethical considerations. Privately, British officials operate according to very different concept of statecraft and the national interest in which morality is generally placed on hold. Occasionally it is possible to glimpse this discrepancy. Consider the following document that...
- August 31, 2011
Whatever happens over the next few months in Libya, the Gaddafi regime is dead and only waiting for its formal burial. Its only possibility of resurrection consists of some form of Gaddafism without Gaddafi perpetuated by the remnants of his regime who have joined the rebellion.
As in the heady aftermath of the Iraq invasion,...
- May 10, 2011
Ever since the first appearance of ‘boatpeople’ en route from Morocco to Spain in the early 1990s, the Mediterranean has been a graveyard for migrants, but the death toll has now reached truly staggering proportions as a result of the Libyan war.
Last month 800 people are estimated to have drowned trying to reach Lampedusa and...