Power in Action

Remember one of America’s most legendary diplomats, Henry Kissinger, now 99 is still writing books,  find the soul in statecraft, profiles, and analyses six extraordinary leaders he has known, – Lee Kuan Yew, Adenauer, Nixon, de Gaulle, Thatcher, and Sadat to draw general lessons about character and intelligence of leaders who are architects to change…

Truth about al-Qaeda

Lahoud’s The Bin Laden Papers: How the Abbottabad Raid Revealed the Truth about al-Qaeda, its leader, and His Family, reveals the heroic tale of Americans and their work in the region. She pieces together a remarkable insider account of al-Qaeda’s history, based on the writings of bin Laden and his inner circle, and her conclusion…

Stonehouse, the only UK minister known to have spied for Czech

Agent Twister is the true story that happened in November 1974, John Stonehouse MP, once a star in Harold Wilson’s Labour government, and a former aviation and telecoms minister has sex betrayal, widespread criminal fraud and is the only known case of a UK minister spying decade-long for a Communist state, went missing in Miami,…

Boris wins confidence vote

Conservative MPs voted in favour of Boris Johnson remaining as PM by 211 votes to 148 and survived the confidence vote brought by his own party, following Sue Gray’s report detailing lockdown rule-breaking in Downing Street. Boris Johnson beat off a substantial rebellion by his own members of parliament and said “ The government can…

Pride and Arrogance

Britain shaped the modern Middle East through the lines that it drew in the sand after the First World War and through the League of Nations mandates over the fledgling states that followed.  Forty years later the Suez crisis dealt a fatal blow to Britain’s standing in the Middle East and is often represented as…

Anthony Albanese is the new Australian prime minister

Anthony Albanese vows unity after labor seizes power. Australia has elected its first Labor government in almost a decade, ousting Scott Morrison’s coalition. Mr. Anthony Albanese the new Australian prime minister told jubilant voters that Australians had “voted for change”. The center-left vowed to bring people together, invest in social services and “end the climate…

Shaping of modern Britain by Oxonians

Boris Johnson, Michael Gove, David Cameron, George Osborn, Theresa May, Dominic Cummings, Daniel Hannan, and Jacob Rees-Mogg are all not just colleagues, but they are peers, rivals, and friends and they walked out of the world of student debates onto the national stage, they brought their university politics with them.  These smirking Oxonians think that…

Boris Johnson in India

Boris Johnson’s two-day flying visit to India to enhance the proposed free trade agreement, defence ties, and boost cooperation in the Indo-Pacific, arrived in Ahmedabad in the early hours of today and visited Sabarmati Ashram. Boris Johnson’s message in Sabarmati Ashram visitors’ book: “It is an immense privilege to come to the Ashram of this…

Why are we fascinated by the French?

We are fascinated by the French, their way of life, their creativity, sophistication and self-assurance, and even their insistence that they are exceptional. British Journalist and historian Peter Watson, says France is the nation’s long tradition of the Renaissance salons that were breeding ground for poets, writers, philosophers, scientists, and artists in the drawing-room of…