'Tipping Point' civic lecture at the Ulster University in Belfast, 4th February 2020

We were delighted to be in Belfast this week to speak at the Ulster University on Tipping Point and the big security challenges of the 2020s. Thank you for such a warm welcome to the fantastic @UlsterUni Birley Building by Pro-Vice Chancellor Professor Alastair Adair and Professor Duncan Morrow, with HM's wonderful Lord-Lieutenant for Belfast, …

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'2020 In Defence: What Will Happen This Year?' by Michael Clarke

There is no future in trying to predict future crises in world politics. There is no pattern – except that crises always happen over Christmas or bank holiday weekends, in the same way land battles always take place just on the join between three maps. But if prediction is impossible, anticipation certainly is not. Crises will …

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North Atlantic Treaty Organization – is NATO a Force Fit for a New Century? by General Sir Graeme Lamb

General Sir Graeme Lamb argues that NATO is facing a more fundamental choice than is often publicly acknowledged. ‘The choice’ he says, ‘is not to dumb NATO down, nor to attempt to do considerably more with even less. It is to fundamentally re-structure the alliance or disband it. A less than half way house, promising …

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Tipping Point review by Sally Susman, Executive Vice President, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, Pfizer Inc

“For many of us who operate global enterprises out of the United States, we have long looked to London as a gateway to Europe. With the recent election confirming that Boris Johnson will lead Britain out of Europe early in 2020, that once dependable pathway will be blocked and the future of American business' relationship …

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Letters to the Editor: Statesmanship and the crisis over Iran

7 January 2019, Letters to the Editor, The Times. Sir, Your leading article (Jan 6) is right that London must urge restraint in the Iran crisis. But in this case the government’s response will be judged beyond the platitudinous. This is Boris Johnson’s first foreign crisis as prime minister and it could hardly be more …

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