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By Jonathan Power - Sep 14,2017
It is the most repeated maxim in all the reporting on Afghanistan: “The Americans have the watches, the Taliban have the time”.Dead right!This is America’s longest war ever: 16 years and counting.
By Jonathan Power - Sep 07,2017
The big mistake apparently about to be made by US President Donald Trump in undoing the nuclear agreement reached with Iran during President Barack Obama’s term is not just that he intends to go backwards, but that he does not intend to go forwards.
By Jonathan Power - Aug 24,2017
Everyone has their favourite sounds — a ball on a cricket bat on a summer afternoon, birds singing, waves breaking on the beach, the coffee pot on the stove, children playing scoobydoo.Mine are the quiet sounds of the English Lake District poet William Wordsworth: “A flock of she
By Jonathan Power - Aug 17,2017
Does President Donald Trump (aka Fire and Fury) know what a nuclear war would be like?
By Jonathan Power - Aug 10,2017
It’s not that many years ago that Warren Christopher, the US secretary of state, commenting on the outbreak of separatist ethnic strife in the 1990s in countries such as Somalia, Zaire, Rwanda, East Timor and ex-Yugoslavia, asked. “Where will it end?
By Jonathan Power - Aug 03,2017
A few recent words from Jack Matlock who was US ambassador to Moscow under presidents Reagan and Bush senior: “The Ukraine crisis is a product, in large part, of the policy of indefinite expansion of NATO to the east.
By Jonathan Power - Jul 27,2017
The most peaceful countries in the world are Iceland, Portugal, Austria, New Zealand and Denmark, according to the new Global Peace Index, in a new 136-page report, published by the Institute for Economics and Peace in Sydney, Australia.The most violent are Afghanistan, Iraq, Syr
By Jonathan Power - Jul 20,2017
China, since the days in 1793 and the mission of Earl Macartney, emissary of King George III, has kept its distance from the West, preferring to be “as self-contained as a billiard ball”, to quote the great historian Alain Peyrefitte.It was Peyrefitte who argued in “The Collision
By Jonathan Power - Jul 13,2017
It goes back to the French revolution of 1789.
By Jonathan Power - Jul 06,2017
Three days ago, I was standing in Moscow in front of a statue of presidents Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev crafted by master sculptor, Alexander Bourganov.I was the only journalist invited to speak.



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