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Jonathan Manthorpe
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The aura of an era ending hung over Washington today, and the sharks are circling for the feast.
JONATHAN MANTHORPE: International Affairs January 20, 2017 Even as the inaugural party hangovers still throb in Washington, leaders in other capitals are dreaming up ways to discover what kind of b…
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Another front in democracy's war of retreat
A woman walks past a portrait of Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun at a department store in central Bangkok, Thailand January 13, 2017. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha J…
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How a simple act had profound benefits for human rights in China.
JONATHAN MANTHORPE: International Affairs January 7, 2017 At the heart of one of the most effective and simple human rights campaigns of recent years is a box on a roof in Beijing. In its quiet way…
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Japan's Shinzo Abe looked into the eyes of Pinocchio and decided to befriend Geppetto. A not so heartwarming Christmas story.
JONATHAN MANTHORPE: International Affairs December 31, 2016 It is now pretty clear that when Shinzo Abe rushed to meet Donald Trump, even while the votes were being counted in November, the Japanes…
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The last 25 years have only been half time in the Cold War.
If the killing of Russia’s ambassador to Turkey by an off duty policeman was aimed at disrupting the warming ties between Ankara and Moscow, it won't succeed. Both Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin have too much to gain from rebuilding their relationship, which became bitterly antagonistic a year ago when Turkey shot down a Russian warplane.
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A new world order is taking shape before our eyes.
With a few semi-literate and marginally coherent phrases, Donald Trump has undercut half a century of United States guarantees for security in Asia. Now, Washington's Asian allies and competitors alike are contemplating a Trump administration that will either be absent from the region or inclined to act as an unpredictable rogue state.
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I wanted a Trump-free day of column writing and almost achieved it. Almost.
Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May has delivered a powerful soliloquy opening a year of drama that will determine the future of the European Union.
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Trump, trump, trump, the spooks are marching ....
Whatever the true scope of the relationship between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin, it certainly gives added piquancy to an old adage: “Americans are Russians in pressed pants.” Indeed, as each day passes, what happened in the United States last November is looking less like a grand political exercise in one of the world’s larger democracies, and more like an argument between spooks over who has the right to do what, with what, and to whom.
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Some reflections on the implications of the Queen's heavy cold.
All those Canadian supporters of republicanism, who have watched the progress of the Queen’s persistent head cold and eagerly anticipated their moment in history, should take a deep breath and cast their eyes towards Australia. The movement to ditch the British monarch as Head of State has always been far more popular and likely to […]
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The last 25 years have only been half time in the Cold War.
If the killing of Russia’s ambassador to Turkey by an off duty policeman was aimed at disrupting the warming ties between Ankara and Moscow, it won't succeed. Both Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin have too much to gain from rebuilding their relationship, which became bitterly antagonistic a year ago when Turkey shot down a Russian warplane.
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Britain's quitting of the European Union will be hard and disruptive.
JONATHAN MANTHORPE: International Affairs December 17, 2016 Day by day it is becoming clearer just how wrenching a process it will be for Britain to leave the European Union (EU). It is now beyond …
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One of Canada's nasty little secrets is that its passion for secret financial dealings sustains wealthy elites at home and attracts criminals and money launderers from abroad.
JONATHAN MANTHORPE: International Affairs December 9, 2016 There is a fine line between thinking the best of people, and being a sucker for every con artist, fraudster and runaway crook who …
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