Issue 305: 2021 12 16: Cover page

Cover Page, 16 December 2021, Issue 305

Welcome to our latest edition. This week we consider: France’s refusal to join the diplomatic boycott of the Winter Olympics in China; lost opportunities in the FCO over the evacuation of Kabul; how good money makes bad losers; the birth of pangolin diplomacy; the life of Gertrude Bell, ‘Queen of the Desert’; a Corbynista’s week; and of course a crossword from Boffles and cartoons from AGGro.

About the boycott
The Committee on Afghanistan
Playing the game
Shy Tories
Lithuania, Czech Rep, China, Taiwan
Gertrude Bell
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A Visual Perspective
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