In the magazine this month

April 2018

A former diplomat and politician during the Cold War asks whether the threats posed by Russia and China are now more ominous than ever
Two events in the last month have brought us back with a jolt to the hard essence of what used to be called East-West relations. The Russian nerve agent attack in Britain and the return of lifelong leadership in China are throwbacks to earlier times. The implications for the West are great, not least for Britain, a country threatened more than anywhere else in Europe by extreme left-wing government.
BRUCE ABRAMSON
For decades the West has backed the wrong models of reform for the turbulent region. Donald Trump’s vision offers a glimmer of hope