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Peter Apps

Column: Saudi oil attack shows how Iran sees new Mideast game

21 Sep 2019

LONDON If Iran's government was truly behind last weekend's cruise missile and drone attack on Saudi Arabia's energy infrastructure, it has put its potential foes across the Middle East in an awkward, uncomfortable position.

COLUMN-Saudi oil attack shows how Iran sees new Mideast game: Peter Apps

21 Sep 2019

LONDON, Sept 21 If Iran's government was truly behind last weekend's cruise missile and drone attack on Saudi Arabia's energy infrastructure, it has put its potential foes across the Middle East in an awkward, uncomfortable position.

COLUMN-Conspiracy theories risk becoming new currency of post-truth politics: Peter Apps

22 Aug 2019

LONDON, Aug 22 On Wednesday, as wildfires ripped across the Amazon rainforest, the Brazilian president took to Facebook to accuse nongovernmental organizations of setting light to the trees.

As arms treaty fails, big powers risk new missile race

09 Aug 2019

LONDON For those who worried about the risk of the Cold War ending in catastrophe, the early- to mid-1980s were the most alarming period since the 1962 Cuban missile crisis.

COLUMN- As arms treaty fails, big powers risk new missile race

09 Aug 2019

LONDON, Aug 9 For those who worried about the risk of the Cold War ending in catastrophe, the early- to mid-1980s were the most alarming period since the 1962 Cuban missile crisis.

Column: Western democracies face problems, but so do Russia and China

02 Aug 2019

LONDON It has not been the easiest year for democracies in the West, with storm clouds gathering over Brexit and also now over next year's U.S. presidential election. But it is not just Western democracies that face problems. Protests in Hong Kong and Russia show the limits of what many see in the West as autocratic power.

COLUMN-Western democracies face problems, but so do Russia and China

02 Aug 2019

LONDON, Aug 2 It has not been the easiest year for democracies in the West, with storm clouds gathering over Brexit and also now over next year's U.S. presidential election. But it is not just Western democracies that face problems. Protests in Hong Kong and Russia show the limits of what many see in the West as autocratic power.

COLUMN-With joint patrol, Russia and China divide U.S. allies: Peter Apps

25 Jul 2019

LONDON, July 25 As bloodless encounters go, Tuesday's face-off between a Russian surveillance plane and South Korean fighter jets was as vicious as they come.

COLUMN-New international moon race could define humanity's future: Peter Apps

17 Jul 2019

LONDON, July 17 Fifty years after Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins blasted off for the moon, a new space race is on. It is one that may affect the future of humanity even more than its Cold War predecessor, both on earth and in the wider cosmos.

Column: The dark new world of leaks, rumours and deadly hybrid war

14 Jul 2019

LONDON As Britain ponders the fallout from leaked diplomatic telegrams from its ambassador to Washington, it ponders an awkward question. Was the so-called “special relationship” deliberately sabotaged by Britain’s own officials or politicians releasing the material for their own political ends, or was the United Kingdom the victim of an attack by a foreign power?

World News

Iran says it will destroy any aggressor

Iran will pursue any aggressor, even if it carries out a limited attack, and seek to destroy it, the head of the elite Revolutionary Guards said on Saturday, after attacks on Saudi oil sites which Riyadh and U.S officials blamed on Tehran.