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The wreck of a torpedoed British ship after a 109-year mystery

A British cargo ship which was torpedoed and sunk during the first world war has finally surrendered its 109-year-old secret.

Japan has abandoned decades of pacifism

The security of east Asia – and thus the stability of the global economy – is predicated on Japan.

Britain’s forgotten prison island

Remembering the thousands of convicts who died working in Bermuda’s dockyards.

China’s UK election hack – how and why

China’s UK election hack – how and why the Electoral Commission was targeted. The UK government has accused China of hacking the UK Electoral Commission,...

Russia’s Baltic neighbours to create massive border defences

Russia’s Baltic neighbours to create massive border defences as Trump continues undermining NATO.

Islamic State attack in Moscow risks escalating the Ukraine war

There is still much that is unknown about the attack. One can, however, draw out some of the potential consequences.

Russian grip on Crimea looks shaky

It is ten years since Russia illegally annexed Crimea. Efforts to firmly integrate the peninsula into Russia, however, have not gone well.

How Haiti became a failed state

Rival gangs have joined forces to overrun the country’s capital, Port-au-Prince, in an attempt to force the resignation of the acting president, Ariel Henry.

And the election winner will be… Vladimir Putin

Anyone else who might be a focus for opposition is either in jail, dead or exiled.

A US with fewer allies threatens global security

The modern US-led global order is in many ways a modern iteration of something developed by Great Britain at the beginning of the 19th century.