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Simon Tisdall

Assad cannot lose this war now

THE distracting international furore over chemical weapons use in Syria, and this week’s shamefacedly cautious UN... Published Sep 19, 2013 07:02am

Thatcher: a giant on the world stage

If one episode sums up Margaret Thatcher’s instinctive, no-nonsense approach to international affairs, it was her appearance in Aspen, Colorado, in August 1990. Published Apr 10, 2013 05:01am

Women take lead in Mindanao

THE idea that a woman can mediate successfully between armed groups of hostile men, and that one of these groups comprises hardline, Sharia-touting Islamists, might seem far-fetched to traditional Western societies. Published Feb 15, 2013 12:00am

Romney owes much to ‘Reagan revolution’

It has become fashionable to suggest there is little difference between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney over the main international challenges facing the US and its allies, and that few real changes in American foreign Published Nov 06, 2012 03:11am