Tag Archive for: "Britain"
Little England and not-so-Great Britain

As an Anglo-Dutchman—British mother, Dutch father—I cannot help but take Brexit rather personally. I’m not a wholehearted Euro-enthusiast, but a European Union without Britain feels like losing a limb in a terrible accident. Not all …

Remembering the Battle of the Somme

The recent commemoration ceremonies in Britain and France on 1 July marked the 100th anniversary of the worst military disaster in British history. On that day in 1916, a large force of 13 British divisions …

The case for Brexit: for Britain, for Australia

To Brexit, or not to Brexit—that is the question.  The answer will have seismic ramifications for the future of democracy, sovereignty and freedom. Notwithstanding the potentially significant short-term transaction costs of Brexit, there’s a strong …

Reconciling with Sykes-Picot

This month marks the centenary of the Sykes-Picot Agreement, the secret British-French accord that launched a decade-long series of adjustments to the borders of the post-Ottoman Middle East. Most commentary on the anniversary has been …