The purpose of COP26 was to formulate initiatives that would decelerate global warming and make the politicians feel good about themselves.
Most world leaders and global bigwigs jetted into Glasgow this week in their private jets to preach redemption from climate sin. What are the chances they will save the planet, asks Victor Hill?
Mr Sunak presides over an economy in radical transition and subject to extreme turbulence. His achievement on Wednesday was to persuade his sympathisers that post-Brexit Britain has a bright future – if only we hold fast, writes Victor Hill.
China is making ominous threats against Taiwan. What are the chances that China might seize the territory by force? And what would be the consequences, asks Victor Hill.
Coal, gas and oil prices are rocketing. Victor Hill asks if the root cause of these trends has been overlooked.
This week, the UK’s Tories proclaimed a new economic model at their love-in in Manchester. Is their vision credible, asks Victor Hill?
The German federal elections were inconclusive, though signalled a leftward lurch. The richest country in Europe mainly wants a comfortable but quiet life, writes Victor Hill.
In the third decade of the 21st century geopolitics is evolving rapidly. Are we witnessing the realignment of the western alliance that has held together for nearly 80 years?
Rising energy prices and low reserves may make it a challenge to keep the lights on this winter. Will this hamper the UK recovery?
Global supply lines have been dislocated over the last year and Victor Hill believes that there is more going on than just Covid and Brexit.