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Jonathan Manthorpe
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Trump is being sucked into the Middle East quick sand.

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Theresa May was always billed as "a safe pair of hands." She is also a "safe pair of fangs."

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I wish it was not so hard and dispiriting to write about the continent I love.

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Trying to navigate the pitch-black room of Trump's world vision.

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The Barbary Apes are thriving and multiplying, but Gibraltar's fate as British territory is less certain.

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Xi will be humming "Tomorrow Belongs to Me" on the flight home .. in Mandarin of course.

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Does Canada, or anyone else, really want a free trade agreement or extradition treaty with this regime?

Here's a trailer for my weekend column in Facts and Opinions:


Beijing is reaching back into the excesses of Maoist Stalinism and forward into the high-tech social control of Aldous Huxley's "Brave New World" to try to contain the restive natives of its colonial outposts, Tibet and Xinjiang.

And Beijing's problems with its occupied territories don't end there. After a farcical process to "elect" a new governor for Hong Kong, the stage is set for more grief for Beijing from the territory's people, who increasingly don't think of themselves as Chinese.

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Australia puts Beijing's grim human rights record above the almighty dollar .... for now.

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My reflections on my recent trip to Sri Lanka.
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