While Europe bickers, China takes charge.

This week in London one would be excused for thinking that the only thing happening of any political interest was Brexit – the UK’s process of leaving the world’s largest free trade block. But larger issues are taking place that at first seem disconnected, yet which in reality show China’s isn’t ‘growing’, but arguably ‘grown’. …

China may not be as bad for Africa as we think, but care needs to be taken.

This article first appeared on November 23 in the New Daily, here. China’s expansion of influence into Africa, brought to global attention during the overthrow of Robert Mugabe, should not overly concern us – after all, it is a very Australian approach. At the height of the Zimbabwe coup, days before Mr Mugabe finally resigned, several …

A concrete action is needed to show Britain will re-engage with the world post-Brexit.

The article originally apeared in edited format in The Independent, on Saturday March 4, here. Next week Britain will host a Commonwealth Trade meeting in London. This is time to start resetting the tone of Britain’s engagement with the world, post-Brexit. Pre Brexit many Businesses from Commonwealth countries used Britain as a front door to …