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By Robert Skidelsky - Oct 29,2022
LONDON  —  Mikhail Gorbachev, the Soviet Union’s last leader, was buried last month at the Novodevichy Cemetery in Moscow next to his wife Raisa and near fellow Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev.
By Robert Skidelsky - Sep 13,2022
LONDON  —  Amid the many, and deserved, tributes to Queen Elizabeth II, one aspect of her 70-year reign remained in the background: her role as monarch of 15 realms, including Australia, New Zealand and Canada.
By Robert Skidelsky - Jul 20,2022
LONDON  —  Nearly all political careers end in failure, but Boris Johnson is the first British prime minister to be toppled for scandalous behaviour.
By Robert Skidelsky - May 21,2022
LONDON  —  Finland and Sweden have announced that they will apply for NATO membership.
By Robert Skidelsky - Apr 27,2022
LONDON  —  Through persuasion, exhortation, legal processes, economic pressure and sometimes military force, American foreign policy asserts the United States’ view about how the world should be run.
By Robert Skidelsky - Mar 20,2022
LONDON  —  The West has imposed massive financial and economic sanctions on Russia in response to its invasion of Ukraine. But are the sanctions supposed to be a way to end the war? Are they a means of punishing Russia for its bad behaviour?
By Robert Skidelsky - Feb 16,2022
LONDON  —  Before the start of the current Beijing Winter Olympics, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres called for an “Olympic Truce” to “build a culture of peace” through sport.
By Robert Skidelsky - Dec 18,2021
LONDON — In her dystopian 2003 novel “Oryx and Crake”, Margaret Atwood describes a pill called BlyssPluss that will make everyone happy and eliminate disease.
By Robert Skidelsky - Nov 17,2021
LONDON — The problem with quantitative easing (QE), quipped then-US Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke in 2014 about the Fed’s bond-buying program, “is it works in practice but it doesn’t work in theory”.
By Robert Skidelsky - Nov 03,2021
ATHENS — In his March budget, the United Kingdom’s chancellor of the exchequer, Rishi Sunak, enlarged the mandate of the Bank of England to include supporting the government’s target of achieving net-zero greenhouse-gas emissions by 2050.

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