Tag: International Relations
How the West protected the Arab dictators
Torture instruments and secret files are being discovered in Egypt. They raise tough questions for Western powers that turned a blind eye for many years.
Civil war in Libya – West debates action
As rebels clash with Gaddafi's loyalists in Libya, UK and US forces are on standby off the countries borders. But should we really be getting involved?
Piracy on the high seas and laser dazzlers
More people were taken hostage at sea in 2010 than in any year since records began. So how can a ‘ragged band’ of pirates hold the world to ransom?
The world moves into a new Chinese era
China is now the developing world's biggest lender, yet another sign of the country's rising power. Should we be worried?
Nuke plant sabotaged in high tech strike
Iran’s quest for nuclear weapons has been delayed by a computer virus. But a major victory for cyber-warfare could unleash more such attacks.
Cheap as chips? Not any more, warns the UN
The UN has issued a warning about poverty, malnutrition and the rising cost of food. What’s pushing up the prices? And can we avoid a global disaster?
The lost millions: 43.3m are now displaced worldwide
It’s Refugee Week, and the number of displaced people is at its highest for 20 years, with 80% housed in developing countries. Is Britain shirking its responsibility?
Army chief gets the boot, as Afghan war heats up
A change at the top signals a new approach to the war in Afghanistan. But can this battle really be won? And should we be fighting at all?