On Thursday 8th May the US House of Representatives approved a plan to bring power to 50 million people in sub-Saharan Africa to help boost the continent's development… Read more.

Our belief, over the past decade, that China would overtake America as the most powerful nation on earth has, as the reader might imagine, been met by sceptics with… Read more.

Our biggest concern with respect to the crisis in Ukraine has been  that the western alienation of Russia and associated sanctions would push Russia into the arms… Read more.

The reader will have noticed that in both the previous sections only one nation has been mentioned twice and that is China. In our assessment China's power will… Read more.

Until recently the West has underestimated Putin and his rule. It has been guilty of appalling slackness in not adapting its foreign policy as Russian strength has… Read more.

The rising Islamic world's first impulse was to lash out and resist interference from its historic Christian enemy in the West by exporting terrorism into its… Read more.

Human affairs are all about balance in our relationships, both on the personal level and geopolitically between nations. Changes to the equilibrium always have… Read more.

I am a great fan of film, not only because I find the visual experience entertaining, but because films represent the collective cultural values of a society.… Read more.

In a time when combat between men took place with edged weapons in the majority of situations, the strongest, fittest, fastest and most skilful would have won or… Read more.