The election of Donald Trump as the next US President means the arguments in favour of our nuclear deterrent are even more relevant.
Progress, 25 November 2016
If only humankind had not invented nuclear weapons. But we have - so what is the most effective way to prevent conflict or blackmail?
Progress, 18 July 2016
We need wise and mature leadership. We also need reconciliation.
Christians on the Left, 26 June 2016
My review of David Smith's latest book - a personal tour through the past few decades of Britain's economic history.
Progress, 18 December 2015
Looking at the Number 10 document outlining the case for action, and applying the Just War tradition.
Christians on the Left, 30 November 2015
My review of a book by Paul Mason. Stimulating on what to expect of a future networked world and the fundamental challenges to capitalism. But I wasn't convinced about the relevance of Marx, the focus of most of the book.
Progress, 8 October 2015
My review of a short book making a strong case for better thinking on defence.
Progress, 2 September 2015
An illuminating account.
Progress, 9 July 2015
Following the vote for military action in Iraq, there is much more to consider and do. Labour has a key responsibility as well as the government.
The Tablet
Parliament debates intervention in Iraq to combat ISIS with questions to address, including the plight of minorities and the question of Syria.
Progress, 26 September 2014
Thinking through the issues that Parliament will debate.
Christians on the Left, 26 September 2014
Why I am proposing a Contemporary Resolution to Labour Conference calling for firm action to protect minorities in Iraq.
Christians on the Left, 18 September 2014
My review of Martin Wolf's new book on global economic challenges after the financial crisis.
Progress, 18 September 2014
How would Labour work within NATO, and deal with the various threats to our security and to the lives of innocent people?
Progress, 4 September 2014
Why we need leadership in foreign and defence policy, and now. And we need more action urgently to prevent further disaster in Iraq.
Progress, 13 August 2014
Labour needs to debate defence and we need a defence policy driven by our strategic needs.
Progress, 25 July 2014
My review of a new book on the recession and its impact.
Progress, 11 June 2014
My report on this year's Progressive Governance Conference in Amsterdam and some conclusions.
Progress, 29 April 2014
How to think about whether or not to get involved militarily.
LabourList, 29 August 2013
My visit to Shell's operations in the Niger Delta.
Methodist Recorder, 9 November 2012
I review Anatole Kaletsky's book on the changes happening to capitalism.
Third Way, March 2011
My review of Beyond the Crash by Gordon Brown
Tribune, 14 January 2010
My review of Labour’s Revival: The Modernisers’ Manifesto by Paul Richards
Tribune, December 2010
The Tories will again spread discord and disharmony if they win power
Tribune, 19 April 2010
Is America ‘ready’ for a black president? For the first time, there is a significant probability that the next President of the United States will be either a woman or a black man. But does Barack Obama have what it takes to be his country’s President?
Book Review of In Defence of Atheism: The case against Christianity, Judaism, and Islam by Michel Onfray. Serpents Tail, 2007.
Roger Trigg makes some convincing arguments for religious voices to be heard in public life. What he does not do is provide practical suggestions about how we can ensure that happens in a way that increases mutual understanding and respect.
This is a book about differences within the Anglican Communion and how in fact globalisation may mean Anglicans worldwide are uniting around traditional church teaching.
Politicians can raise concerns about the Afghan conflict – but they have a duty to make the case for our role there to the nation.
Review of The New Paradigm for Financial Markets: The Credit Crisis of 2008 and What it Means by George Soros. PublicAffairs, £12.99
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