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By Jonathan Power - May 29,2014
Who makes foreign policy in the US government? Ultimately the president. That goes without saying.
By Jonathan Power - May 22,2014
Who makes the law of the sea as China and Vietnam clash over China moving an oil rig close to an island only 40 kilometres from mainland Vietnam? One would hope that China, which has ratified the Law of the Sea Treaty that has, among its other virtues, an arbitrating court for s
By Jonathan Power - May 15,2014
Oil provides 70 per cent of booming Nigeria’s government revenues and without that, since tax collection is so poor, Nigeria would be a country without much in the way of education, health facilities, infrastructure building and urban renewal. People talk suggestively abou
By Jonathan Power - May 08,2014
South Africans know how to behave at election time: responsible as voters and honest in their voting procedures. This is part of the legacy of Nelson Mandela who, as his funeral last year made clear, was the most honoured and respected leader in the world. The country that has
By Jonathan Power - Apr 24,2014
US Secretary of State John Kerry’s foray into the politics of peace between Israel and Palestine appears to have run aground despite his tireless and single-minded efforts. It is clear that Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu never believed in it. Israelis of
By Jonathan Power - Apr 17,2014
By Jonathan Power - Apr 10,2014
The widespread perception that China is or will become soon an aggressive, expansionist power is simply wrong. It is propaganda, rather than fact, a kind of right-wing agitprop. Far from being an aggressive power, China is a defensive one, and has long been so.
By Jonathan Power - Apr 03,2014
Russia and China feel under threat from the US, and their people are clearly behind their governments on this. Not without reason.  NATO has pushed itself up to Russia’s borders.
By Jonathan Power - Mar 27,2014
Russian President Vladimir Putin’s speech to both houses of the Russian parliament last week got bad notices. Anne Applebaum, the experienced Russian watcher, wrote in her column in The Washington Post that it was “an imperial rant” and went on to say that &ldq
By Jonathan Power - Mar 13,2014
The big immigration debate is often the big obscurantism debate.



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