On anniversary of Hiroshima, campaigners warn of new nuclear arms race as Trump abandons INF Treaty
Green MSP Ross Greer calls on UK Government to “end its superpower delusion” as Vladimir Putin says Russia will have “no option” but to match US nuclear arsenal
- Landmark 1987 agreement widely considered responsible for easing Cold War tensions abandoned by Trump administration as Russia and the US swap accusations of treaty violations
Analysis: The final collapse of Daesh exposes the abject failure of UK foreign policy
Not only is British and US foreign policy responsible for the rise of the so-called Islamic State group, but it is now breeding the conditions for future chaos
THE Daesh group (or the so-called Islamic State) has finally been crushed, by and at enormous cost to local populations, as it makes its last stand in Baghuz on the Euphrates river near the Syria-Iraq border.
At its height Daesh's would-be 'caliphate' stretched over 34,000 square miles and established brutal rule over eight million people across parts of Iraq, Syria and Kurdistan.
Analysis: Viktor Orban is dismantling Hungarian democracy piece by piece - within the EU
The Hungarian autocrat creates new political courts system and attacks workers’ rights – while benefiting from influx of European capital
AS Brexit chaos continues in Britain, it's easy to miss the wider crisis afflicting European society.
Nowhere is this more obvious or alarming than in Hungary, where Prime Minister Viktor Orban has for years pushed his opponents to the margins and eroded the space for dissent and opposition.
Analysis: Rise of Spanish far-right shows nowhere in Europe is immune
Ben Wray examines what’s behind the emergence of far-right in Spain as an electoral force, the first breakthrough for Falangists in the post-Franco era
THE regional elections in Andalucía, the largest region of Spain on its southern coast, on Sunday [2 December] has seen the far-right finally arrive on the Iberian Peninsula as an electoral force, with nowhere in Europe now free from the scourge of fascism’s revival.
Analysis: The Saudis are vulnerable and Yemen is on the brink of famine - it’s time to march
CommonSpace editor Ben Wray argues that there may never be a more important moment to demonstrate against the UK’s complicity in the Saudi bombing of Yemen than now
AMID the noise over the Jamal Khashoggi killing, the UN aid chief Mark Lowcock’s words to the UN Security Council on Tuesday hardly got noticed.
But they couldn’t have been more alarming.
“There is now a clear and present danger of an imminent and great big famine engulfing Yemen: much bigger than anything any professional in this field has seen during their working lives,” he said.