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The Brexit Humiliation

The Brexit Humiliation

Politics
Zack Breslin
With the UK about to vote in elections for the European parliament, it is fair to say its politics have become increasingly strange. The country is stuck in a weird pre-Brexit twilight zone, with its ruling class too proud to admit that the Brexit project is on the verge of failure but not quite stupid enough to self-inflict a catastrophic no-deal. The result is that Britain remains in a kind of chaotic state of institutional denial.The two main political parties are unclear about the way out of this three-year-long political crisis. The ruling Conservative Party is deeply divided, and Theresa May is a lame duck leader who is on the verge of suffering yet another defeat on ...
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World War III: The Permanent War

World War III: The Permanent War

Politics
Zack Breslin
If you followed the news this week (August 2018), you may have come across three stories that reveal the state of war and peace in the world today. The first was Donald Trump’s announcement that he would now seek to increase troop numbers in Afghanistan, having previously indicated he favoured complete withdrawal. The second was that the recent terrorist attackers in Spain had been planning an attack much larger in scale than the one actually carried out. The third news story appears somewhat unrelated to the first two; the Russian military’s plan to conduct large-scale military exercises in Eastern Europe ...
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