Friday, 15 November 2019


Essays are longer articles of between 1,500-2,000 words focusing on a key event, concept or idea

PHILIP SHETLER-JONES argues – on the anniversary of the start of the Suez Crisis – that the United Kingdom should review the dominant assumptions of the 1950s and 1960s, to embrace once again the region ‘East of Suez’

DR PAUL STOTT argues that to keep the far right at bay, Conservative and Eurosceptic parties will need to adapt in an age of polarised politics and social media

SAM GOODMAN argues that the time has come for the United Kingdom to adopt legislation modelled off America’s Logan Act to prevent unauthorised British diplomatic activity

ROBERT CLARK argues that the time has come – given Iranian behaviour in the Gulf – for the United Kingdom to begin edging closer to the United States in relation to Iran

JAMES ROGERS argues that British policy-makers need to reappraise Britain’s foreign policy to project a perception of resolve and determination in an age of great power competition

JAMES ROGERS argues that the new government headed by Boris Johnson needs to make some big reforms to the way Britain does foreign policy, not least because of the rise of great power competition

DR JOHN HEMMINGS argues that British politicians and officials need to resist attempts by the People's Republic of China to deactivate British policy-making and subject the United Kingdom

ROBERT CLARK argues that the United Kingdom needs to reassert leadership over the defence of Europe, reconfirming the centrality of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation

DR RAKIB EHSAN argues that, rather than celebrating difference, the modern liberal-left needs to reappraise the importance of what binds citizens together, namely civic nationalism

JEREMY HUTTON argues that the United Kingdom should seek additional reforms to the rules governing the provision of Official Development Assistance