04 August 2016 Week in Brief: International Europe FRANCE: Traditional summer festivities such as open-air concerts, firework displays and sporting events have been cancelled in many parts of the country as a result of recent terrorist atrocities. Security forces have begun operations at sea, with coastal patrols and helicopter monitoring of ferries entering French waters.… Continue reading Issue 65:2016 08 04: Week in Brief International
28 April 2016 Another Volley From “Remain” By John Watson Another week, another salvo from the guns of the Remain camp. President Obama makes his contribution to the discussion but without, of course, telling the British how to vote. He is here as a guest for the Queen’s birthday celebrations and he is far too… Continue reading Issue 51: Another Volley From Remain (John Watson)
17 March 2016 Week in Brief: UK HEALTHCARE: In a speech at Lancaster house, the Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, announced measures designed to enable the NHS to learn from its mistakes. Modelled on the system for enquiring into airline accidents, there will be a review of all hospital deaths and a new investigation branch which… Continue reading Issue 45: 2016 03 17: Week in Brief: UK
22 October 2015 Stop Press: Joe Biden Hits the Lawn by J R Thomas We have been following the American Presidential nomination battles in the Shaw Sheet and speculating that Joe Biden, President Obama’s Vice President, might considerably impact Hilary Clinton’s front runner role for the Democrat nomination, should he decide to run. On Wednesday… Continue reading Issue 25: 2015 10 22: Joe Biden Hits the Lawn
1 October 2015 Syria: A dilemma for Obama, or for Putin? by Neil Tidmarsh This week, President Putin appealed to the United Nations on behalf of President Assad of Syria. How should President Obama and the West respond to that appeal? Before we consider that question, it’s worth reminding ourselves who is fighting who in… Continue reading Issue 22:2015 10 01:SYRIA: A DILEMMA FOR OBAMA OR PUTIN?
10 September 2015 Week in Brief:INTERNATIONAL NEWS AFGHANISTAN: Thirteen Shia Muslims were murdered in Balkh province. The Taliban have condemned the attack and have blamed it on Isis. In-fighting among the Taliban has broken out as break-away factions challenge the power of its new leader, Mullah Akhtar Mansour, and some defect to Isis.… Continue reading Issue 19: 2015 09 10:INTERNATIONAL NEWS