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Foreign Policy

Projecting power, protecting interests

Britain’s new strategic defence and security review is aggressive and anti-democratic

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Noam Chomsky, 'Hopes and Prospects'

Hamish Hamilton, 2010; ISBN 978-0-241-144-75-6; 327pp; £18.99

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Editorial: New politics ...

The formation of the Conservative-Liberal Democratic coalition government as the result of the UK general election signals changes on several fronts, but no change on the war and peace agenda.

Britain "crucial" to Afghan war

“I don’t think the public are up for it any more. Everything has changed.

Peter Hennessy: ' Cabinets and the Bomb'

Oxford University Press; ISBN 978 0 197264 22 5; £21.99; 356pp

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The Essential Chomsky, 'Understanding Power: The Indispensable Noam Chomsky' and ' What We Say Goes: Conversations on US Power in a Changing World'

The Essential Chomsky, New Press, 2008; ISBN 978-1847920645; 528pp; £14.99; Understanding Power: The Indispensable Noam Chomsky, The New Press, 2002; ISBN 978-0099466062; 432pp, £11.99. What We Say Goes: Conversations on US Power in a Changing World, Hamish Hamilton, 2008; ISBN: 978-0241144015; pp 227; £14.99

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The Obama Illusion

It is hard not to get carried away by the hysteria of Obamania.

Editorial: Barrack room blues

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama has sparked enormous enthusiasm throughout the world – and a fair amount back home in the United States – as a symbol of change.

National Security Strategy News

On 19 March, the British prime minister launched the much–delayed National Security Strategy (NSS) – to little enthusiasm.

Why the US fears Iran

Iran stands accused by the US of developing nuclear weapons, supporting global terrorism and insurgents and Afghanistan, and occasionally of suppressing democracy and human rights at home.