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  1. History of world wars unlikely to repeat itself

    Posted Sep 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Jonathan Power

    ... Jonathan Power Will historians 100 years hence look at the beginning of the 21st century, much as we look at the end of the 19th, and say: 'Unfortunately the peace and prosperity ... involving the most powerful industrialised countries, capable of destruction far and wide, is much less likely than it has ever been. Unlike in previous ages, neither economic, religious nor ...

  2. In the firing line

    Posted Jul 29th 2008, 12:00am by Jonathan Power

    ... The next US president must rein in America's formidable military-industrial complex, writes Jonathan Power Whoever wins the American presidency in November will come up hard against ... a sizeable section of the press that historically has been easily seduced by the argument for an all-powerful America, and too many academics, who should know better, who have been showered ...

  3. Can Obama avoid a Reaganesque folly?

    Posted Apr 13th 2009, 12:00am by Jonathan Power

    ... Jonathan Power A 50 per cent reduction in the nuclear arsenals of Russia and the US was proposed by US President Barack Obama recently. Russian President Dmitry Medvedev seems ... have compromised too. What fools they both were and now we must start all over again. Jonathan Power is a London-based journalist ...

  4. Crisis-hit America must end its military dreams

    Posted Oct 08th 2008, 12:00am by Jonathan Power

    ... Jonathan Power As Mr Micawber said: 'Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen, nineteen and six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure ... them. This crisis forces the presidential candidates to think hard again. Jonathan Power is a London-based journalist ...

  5. US can no longer ride for free on treaties of choice

    Posted Aug 11th 2008, 12:00am by Jonathan Power

    ... Jonathan Power Irony of ironies. The US, which under President George W. Bush 'unsigned' its membership of the International Criminal Court (ICC), is now emerging ... be there, putting its shoulder to the wheel. Jonathan Power is a London-based journalist ...

  6. Eradicating al-Qaeda is a job for the police

    Posted Feb 25th 2008, 12:00am by Jonathan Power

    ... Jonathan Power The first law of holes is, when you are in one, stop digging. If the Nato nations are honest, they have as much idea about what to do next in Afghanistan as the Soviet ... to stand up and say this, or will European and Canadian leaders just scuttle away from the mess one by one, leaving the Americans to stew in their juice? Jonathan Power is a London-based journalist ...

  7. The world doesn't need a Clinton double dose

    Posted Feb 04th 2008, 12:00am by Jonathan Power

    ... Jonathan Power It is not a question of who has the dominant personality - Bill or Hillary Rodham Clinton. It is how the world works, a world that is, even in its most liberal quarters, ... peace with North Korea. Why should America, or the rest of the world, want a double-headed, double dose of this? Jonathan Power is a London-based journalist ...

  8. Tantalisingly close to nuclear disarmament

    Posted Nov 26th 2007, 12:00am by Jonathan Power

    ... Jonathan Power I was telling a friend recently that I was going to write about nuclear weapons. As I explained a couple of my thoughts to her, she said I went white. I countered ... of the background negotiations by high-powered advisers from both sides. The most morally self-contained of all was Richard Perle, an assistant secretary of defence, who was the hawk among hawks and who ...

  9. Blair represents hope for another wind of change

    Posted Jun 09th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the world's poorest people and reduce child mortality rates by 2015. But such good intentions began disappearing by 1998 with China's rapidly expanding economic strength, rising tension between ... that figure is going to rise- despite US military spending being more than the next 32 most powerful countries combined. Such figures do not bode well for the good intentions of those like British ...

  10. How China could scupper US naval power

    Posted Jan 10th 2009, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... surveillance using its own satellites in space. They say that China will soon test an ASBM. If they are correct, and the new system works, it could turn potent symbols of naval power into sitting ... former president George H.W. Bush, the ship, which carries 85 planes and more than 5,000 crew, is a potent symbol of America's global power and presence, despite recent US economic ...




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