United Kingdom

History, one tribute at a time
History, one tribute at a time
“Rarely have subjects identified themselves so much with their Sovereign, enthralled by their every glance and word, their outfits and gestures, representing both the legacy of…
Queen Elizabeth II: For Country and Commonwealth
Queen Elizabeth II: For Country and Commonwealth
Queen Elizabeth II’s role in foreign affairs may appear to be a contradiction in terms. As a constitutional monarch, she could take no initiative in these or any other political…
France can help Albanese fix AUKUS
France can help Albanese fix AUKUS
Recently-elected Labor Prime Minister Anthony Albanese faces a dilemma on nuclear submarines. Having received only a single day’s notice, and wanting to avoid looking weak on…
Answering China’s South China Sea flying safety challenge
Answering China’s South China Sea flying safety challenge
China continues to double down on its dangerous intercept of an Australian maritime surveillance aircraft flying in international air space in the South China Sea. China’s…
The British Indian Ocean Territory and the rules-based order
The British Indian Ocean Territory and the rules-based order
  Various contributors to The Interpreter’s Chagos Question debate assert that Britain’s controversial claim to the Chagos Archipelago (British Indian Ocean…
The time is right for Australia to forge stronger ties with Europe
The time is right for Australia to forge stronger ties with Europe
Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine has reminded Western Europe that security must still sometimes be guaranteed by the gun. Despite occasional glimpses of the…
Britain in Southeast Asia: How to keep old friends newly engaged
Britain in Southeast Asia: How to keep old friends newly engaged
The United Kingdom became ASEAN’s newest dialogue partner in 2021 soon after launching its Indo-Pacific tilt. In the new diplomatic life after Brexit, the UK’s renewed…
AUKUS can be a good platform for cooperation with India
AUKUS can be a good platform for cooperation with India
Someone famous once reputedly quipped “History doesn’t repeat itself, but it often rhymes.” So there is a certain echo to the AUKUS arrangement, which brings together Australia,…
The curious case of Blenheim Reef
The curious case of Blenheim Reef
A remote sandbank in the middle of the Indian Ocean, known as Blenheim Reef, is hitting the international news. The Mauritian government has sponsored an expedition to the reef to…
Mauritius sets sail to Chagos
Mauritius sets sail to Chagos
On Tuesday, Mauritius made good on a long-standing threat to Britain and sent a boatload of officials to visit the Chagos Archipelago without permission. This action has placed…