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There have been real achievements in Afghanistan, but leaving puts them at risk

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Now is an appropriate juncture to push back against fatalism and despair and protect our achievements for the future.

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Five things we learnt at the G20 summit

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Climate change gained last minute status as a major global concern – but Ebola was off the table.

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From Russia to ISIS, NATO needs to act

The President’s recent admission that he has no strategy on ISIS spoke volumes to the lacklustre response to current crises

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America & China give reasons for optimism on climate change

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After decades of the USA and China preventing global agreement, they are finally making progress to combat climate change.

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Obama administration’s aim to strike Syria divides opinion

President Obama is pursuing a course of military action against Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Syria. Here is a round-up of the debate over intervention in Syria.

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Opinion: Miranda’s detention is latest abuse of draconian legislation

The nine hour detention of the partner of a UK journalist should be troubling for many reasons, but first and foremost because it was done using terrorism legislation.

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US Politics Digest: Obama announces cabinet picks, Biden prepares gun control package and more

TweetObama rolls out cabinet nominations President Obama has announced his nominees for key cabinet vacancies, including secretary of defence, secretary of the treasury and director of the Central Intelligence Agency. At a White House press conference on Thursday, Obama unveiled White House chief of taff Jacob Lew as his choice to replace incumbent treasury secretary Tim Geithner. […]

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Cameron warned over EU again, this time by the US

TweetDavid Cameron’s stance on Europe has come repeatedly under fire recently. Yesterday, Left Foot Forward reported on both business leaders and Ireland having criticised Cameron’s wish to renegotiate terms with the EU. Business leaders criticised the tenacity of his beliefs, saying that whilst they agreed on the need for some reform (for example, on the […]

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Recruit, retain, inspire: The lessons of the Ohio campaign for the UK

Sam Bacon presents a first-hand account of what was done on the ground in Ohio to win the key swing state and thus the election for President Barack Obama.

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Review: Nate Silver’s “The Signal And The Noise”: The lessons it holds

Stephen Henderson reviews Nate SIlver’s book “The Signal And The Noise”, looking at the lessons it holds.

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