We’ve seen again how hard it has become to manage the Middle East in the interests of Western imperialism. The players this time are the US, Turkey and Saudi Arabia.
While Brexit obsesses politicians and commentators, the super-rich apparently are more worried about Jeremy Corbyn.
Ten years after the collapse of Lehman Brothers, it’s a matter of controversy whether the global economic crisis it helped to precipitate is over.
Something remarkable is happening in the Labour Party. The right is trying to seize the mantle of anti-racism.
Last week the developing trade war between the three main economic blocs—the United States, the European Union (EU), and China—seemed to relent.
If you want to make sense of the row about Jeremy Corbyn and antisemitism you have above all to understand that it has nothing to do with antisemitism.
The extreme centre, as author Tariq Ali dubbed mainstream neoliberal parties, is convinced that Donald Trump’s European tour confirmed he is unfit to be president. And it’s true that his performance has been characteristically erratic, and occasionally idiotic.
Apparently Jeremy Corbyn is under growing pressure from within the Labour Party to support a second referendum on Brexit. This comes not just from the Tony Blair fan club on the Labour right but also from within Corbyn’s own grassroots support movement Momentum.
Every time the Labour right have confronted Jeremy Corbyn and his supporters in open combat they’ve been defeated, usually humiliatingly. But they’ve just been allowed to score a major victory
Why is Donald Trump destabilising the Middle East? For that’s what he’s doing by moving the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem and withdrawing from the nuclear deal with Iran.
It’s an interesting sign of the troubles with which capitalism is struggling that the coverage of Karl Marx’s bicentenary has been pretty respectful.
Is Donald Trump about to have a “Nixon in China” moment? The signs are that his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un may actually deliver a diplomatic success instead of descending into a disastrous war between the two countries.
There have been claims on both sides that the Syrian crisis marks the most serious confrontation between Washington and Moscow since the Cuban missile crisis
The strike has infused new life into semi-moribund UCU branches
Only someone with Theresa May’s flair for public relations would have received Mohammed bin Salman, crown prince of Saudi Arabia, on International Women’s Day last Thursday.
Ever since he was elected, there’s been an argument over whether Donald Trump would be more than a conventional right wing Republican president.
AS negotiations over Britain’s departure from the European Union move towards a climax, the policy positions of the Tories and Labour register the balance of forces within each party
Syria is undoubtedly the most dangerous place in the world at the moment.
Germany under chancellor Angela Merkel was meant to be the bastion of the neoliberal centre in Europe.
No one is likely to write an opera about Theresa May’s visit to China the way John Adams did about president Richard Nixon’s historic trip to Beijing in 1972. Her stay in China was completely obscured by media stories about Tory divisions over Brexit.