Gideon Rachman

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  • May 1, 2023
    Russia needs its ally’s support but the prolonged conflict has become a strategic liability for Beijing  
  • Apr 17, 2023
    While Joe Biden was on a sentimental journey to Ireland, Xi Jinping was busy in Beijing. Following a high-profile visit by President Emmanuel Macron of France, the Chinese leader...
  • Apr 11, 2023
    It would certainly make life easier for Europeans and American leaders if they had no reason to worry about the fate of Taiwan. But the reality is that a forcible Chinese annexation...
  • Mar 13, 2023
    Aukus is not a grand philosophical statement like the Atlantic Charter. But the underlying geopolitical intent is clear. The nations of the “Anglosphere” are renewing...
  • Feb 27, 2023
    The president’s attacks on national institutions threaten democracy and stability.
  • Feb 21, 2023
    The western alliance’s public confidence over the war masks private anxiety   
  • Feb 6, 2023
    How could it be done? I would favour a two-referendum process. The first vote could be held in 2026, a decade after the Leave vote of 2016. It would simply give the UK government...
  • Jan 24, 2023
    Maintaining a united front on Ukraine and on China is getting harder  
  • Jan 17, 2023
    “Don’t write off Russia” — that was the muttered warning of a European diplomat, with long experience in Moscow. It is a fair point. Vladimir Putin’s...