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Peter Apps

COLUMN-New international moon race could define humanity's future: Peter Apps

Jul 17 2019

LONDON, July 17 Fifty years after Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins blasted off for the moon, a new space race is on. It is one that may affect the future of humanity even more than its Cold War predecessor, both on earth and in the wider cosmos.

Column: The dark new world of leaks, rumours and deadly hybrid war

Jul 14 2019

LONDON As Britain ponders the fallout from leaked diplomatic telegrams from its ambassador to Washington, it ponders an awkward question. Was the so-called “special relationship” deliberately sabotaged by Britain’s own officials or politicians releasing the material for their own political ends, or was the United Kingdom the victim of an attack by a foreign power?

COLUMN-The dark new world of leaks, rumours and deadly hybrid war: Peter Apps

Jul 11 2019

LONDON, July 11 As Britain ponders the fallout from leaked diplomatic telegrams from its ambassador to Washington, it ponders an awkward question. Was the so-called “special relationship” deliberately sabotaged by Britain’s own officials or politicians releasing the material for their own political ends, or was the United Kingdom the victim of an attack by a foreign power?

Column: Trump's dance with autocrats keeps diplomatic doors open

Jul 03 2019

LONDON For those who accuse U.S. President Donald Trump of being more at home in the company of dictators, autocrats and authoritarian rulers than with democratic leaders, the past week has provided ready ammunition.

COLUMN-Trump's dance with autocrats keeps diplomatic doors open: Peter Apps

Jul 03 2019

LONDON, July 3 For those who accuse U.S. President Donald Trump of being more at home in the company of dictators, autocrats and authoritarian rulers than with democratic leaders, the past week has provided ready ammunition.

COLUMN-G20 leaders more preoccupied by domestic woes than ever: Peter Apps

Jun 27 2019

LONDON, June 27 World leaders have no shortage of global issues to discuss at this week's Group of 20 summit but, perhaps more than ever before, most will be more focused on their own domestic politics than on international diplomacy.

Column: As tensions rise, U.S. plan for Iran is unclear

Jun 20 2019

LONDON When Barack Obama was preparing his fight for a second term as U.S. president in 2012, his administration was preoccupied with two big foreign policy crises.

COLUMN-As tensions rise, U.S. plan for Iran is unclear: Peter Apps

Jun 20 2019

LONDON, June 20 When Barack Obama was preparing his fight for a second term as U.S. president in 2012, his administration was preoccupied with two big foreign policy crises.

COLUMN- Turkey, S-400 and the new arms sale geopolitics: Peter Apps

Jun 14 2019

LONDON, June 14 Sometime next month, Russia may begin https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-turkey-security-missile/russia-plans-to-deliver-missiles-to-turkey-in-july-us-takes-dim-view-idUSKCN1TC1T0 shipping its S-400 air defence system to Turkey. It is a move that divides NATO, may see the Turkish military kicked out of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter project, and demonstrates just how central yet divisive high-tech weapons exports have become.

COLUMN-China president's favourite general trips up over Taiwan: Peter Apps

Jun 07 2019

LONDON, June 7 As head of Beijing's strategic nuclear forces and its fastest rising general, Chinese Defence Minister Wei Fenghe had a reputation for "doing more and saying less". It was a methodical, determined approach that made him a clear favourite of President Xi Jinping, placing him at the heart of China's remarkable military revolution and its efforts to dominate the region.

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