Time for intervention in Syria

Paul Richards  |  10 February 2012

There’s more than a whiff of the League of Nations about the UN this week after China and Russia’s veto of a resolution which would have demanded President Assad’s abdication. The resolution was backed by the other 13 members of the security council, and drawn up by the Arab League. The world is rightly angry …

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Labour’s future in the world

Sam Hardy and James Denselow  |  15 December 2011

Labour has the chance to restate its case as the internationalist party By Sam Hardy and James Denselow When we began our work examining the future of Labour’s foreign policy in the early spring of this year, we could not have imagined that, with a UK government in place that seemed more interested in trade …

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The dream of nationhood

Alex Bigham  |  11 October 2011

Everywhere the nation-state is in flux. From global businesses that have more spending power than many countries, to protesters using social networks to bypass the forces of law and order, the state monopoly of power is under challenge. Why, then, does the dream of nationhood still captivate the aspirations of those denied it, whether in …

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Balkan trade wars

Denis MacShane MP  |  28 July 2011

It is now 12 years since the fighting in Kosovo stopped. It started briefly again this week as Serbs killed a Kosovo police officer in a dispute over illegal Serb imports into the country. Now US and French soldiers have turned up to turn off the Serb aggression. Serbs are tough when it comes to …

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Fighting back against the housing benefit cuts

Ben Maloney  |  25 November 2010

As thousands of householders are forced out of central London as a result of the government's housing benefit cuts, it's time for Labour to fight back. In recent weeks the Labour party has been criticised for lacking direction, but the cuts agenda is something that should be focusing the minds of Labour party members and crystallising what we stand for.

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Only part of the picture

Charles Falconer  |  17 September 2010

Charlie Falconer reviews Peter Mandelson's ‘The Third Man' and finds there is much more in both his and Brown and Blair's achievements that is lost in this account from inside the heart of New Labour.

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