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A second foray into domestic politics: deep strategy or gossip?

August 29, 2010

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The Guardian reported Friday that in private remarks, the Prime Minister said that the candidate he fears most in the Labour leadership election is the former Foreign Secretary David Miliband. His reasoning supposedly is that the elder Miliband might try to appeal to the centre ground unlike his brother Ed, who would take the Labour […]

Progress Report

August 29, 2010

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It is almost three months since I began this blog, and I felt I should give readers a taste of what is coming up over the next few weeks. ‘Arguing Iran: The Sensible Centre?’ The second part in my series looking at the argument about What To Do With Iran? that Jeffrey Goldberg’s recent article […]

Republicans and the military

August 26, 2010

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I have always been interested in American politics, and I often wonder whether I’d be a moderate Republican or a conservative Democrat if I lived in the United States. Since summer 2008, I’d have been a reluctant Democrat simply because the GOP has become pretty crazy. This happens when a party loses power spectacularly, and […]

Up to a point, Lord Copper…

August 24, 2010

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Tim Montgomerie, the editor of influential blog ConservativeHome, has written an article in the London Times today (£) defending George W. Bush and his legacy. He credits the president with many deserved but underrated achievements, from Africa and his outreach to moderate Islam to a burgeoning special relationship between India and the United States. ‘The […]

Good this technology, ain’t it?

August 22, 2010

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Thinking Strategically now has a page on Facebook and an account on Twitter. It’s pretty amazing, all this technologicalicity stuff. Follow both, or else…

Anticlimax?

August 20, 2010

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Although I will persist in my series on Iran, I think the announcement today of direct talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority has made academic any discussion of military strikes. Netanyahu will not order an attack in the next week, at least; and there will not be one for a year at most, if […]

Some more Iran…

August 20, 2010

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