Putin, Grand Master of the Great Game, awaits next opponent

JONATHAN MANTHORPE: International Affairs October 1, 2016 When the new United States president moves into the Oval Office early next year, at the top of her foreign policy priorities will be what to do about Vladimir Putin. Forget the various manifestations of

China’s island building in defence of nuclear missile submarines

“China is clearly militarizing the South China Sea, and you’d have to believe in the flat Earth to think otherwise” —  Adm. Harry Harris JONATHAN MANTHORPE: International Affairs February 26, 2016 It has been a long and expensive quest, but Beijing has now

Fright night?

At Halloween this year, Jim McNiven’s thoughts turned to his grandson – and a tour he took with the nine-year-old boy at a museum in the American Southwest. The Titan Missile Museum – built during the Cold War to launch nuclear-armed intercontinental