Jonathan Power

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Torture is still widespread, and it’s time to stand up against the scourge
Trump’s Jerusalem decision sets peace prospects back, and people of faith must move it forward

Believers – in Christianity, Judaism and Islam – must oppose Donald Trump’s recent decision and push for the internationalisation of parts of East Jerusalem

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

Believers – in Christianity, Judaism and Islam – must oppose Donald Trump’s recent decision and push for the internationalisation of parts of East Jerusalem

Trump’s Jerusalem decision sets peace prospects back, and people of faith must move it forward
Two million reasons why Cambodia’s prime minister fears US meddling in elections
High-rises, congestion and shanty towns: are we building cities for residents or developers?
For half of Americans, ignorance is bliss
Right-wing violence is terrorising America, not Muslim extremism
America is a law unto itself when it comes to signing multilateral treaties

Who makes the law of the sea as China and Vietnam clash over China moving an oil rig close to an island some 150 nautical miles from the Vietnamese mainland?

20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM

Who makes the law of the sea as China and Vietnam clash over China moving an oil rig close to an island some 150 nautical miles from the Vietnamese mainland?

America is a law unto itself when it comes to signing multilateral treaties
Governments are ignoring the real costs of migration

The big immigration debate is often the big obscurantism debate. The wool is pulled over our eyes and obtaining clarity is not easy. The vested interests in continued immigration are enormous - first and foremost, the migrants themselves who are seeking an escape from poverty and lack of opportunity at home.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM

The big immigration debate is often the big obscurantism debate. The wool is pulled over our eyes and obtaining clarity is not easy. The vested interests in continued immigration are enormous - first and foremost, the migrants themselves who are seeking an escape from poverty and lack of opportunity at home.

Governments are ignoring the real costs of migration
US must be prepared to see China as an equal power

The West, the US especially, has got itself into a fretful mood over the rise of China. Quite unnecessarily so. The Chinese growth rate is slowing. As a BBC commentator said recently, reviewing this week's government-issued statistics, China will never hit double-digit growth again. Glitzy Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chengdu and their like, where growth is still well over 10 per cent a year, make up only part of China's economy. Much of the country has an income per head more akin to Ecuador.

23 Jan 2014 - 3:18AM

The West, the US especially, has got itself into a fretful mood over the rise of China. Quite unnecessarily so. The Chinese growth rate is slowing. As a BBC commentator said recently, reviewing this week's government-issued statistics, China will never hit double-digit growth again. Glitzy Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chengdu and their like, where growth is still well over 10 per cent a year, make up only part of China's economy. Much of the country has an income per head more akin to Ecuador.

US must be prepared to see China as an equal power
Harnessing growth for economic justice
Bring in the UN - it's the only way out
Don't arm China, for all our sakes
Begin non-violent resistance, Mr Abbas
Where are China's democrats?
4 Jun 2005 - 12:00AM
Where are China's democrats?
Blair's pyrrhic victory?
5 May 2005 - 12:00AM
Blair's pyrrhic victory?
A wake-up call for war-crime courts
Where the sky's the limit for women
The communist contradiction
3 Feb 2007 - 12:00AM
The communist contradiction
Now the ball's in your court, Dr Singh
Stop goading Beijing, Mr Chen
10 Apr 2006 - 12:00AM
Stop goading Beijing, Mr Chen
Economic realities of a fast-changing world
Europe's lessons  for a less warlike US
Small idea pays big dividend
13 Nov 2006 - 12:00AM
Small idea pays big dividend
A Europe split on US foreign policy
Sacrificing justice is too high a price for peace
End the stereotypes about Africa
Democracies on the back foot around the world
A new pathway for immigrants
21 Sep 2007 - 12:00AM
A new pathway for immigrants
Our short memories on Zimbabwe
13 Apr 2007 - 12:00AM
Our short memories on Zimbabwe
Eradicating al-Qaeda is a job for the police