The longest and most expensive public inquiry in UK legal history has finally produced its report - to extraordinary scenes in Londonderry. Just as Bloody Sunday was a catalyst leading to an upsurge in violence then, so this report into events could now prove a critical turning point in consolidating the peace process today.
The deeper the immediate budget cuts that the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has to make, the greater the risk of reduced capability without commensurate financial gains, argues the latest Future Defence Review Working Paper from the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI).
Britain’s governing coalition has promised ‘a new special relationship’, on the heels of successive diplomatic blunders under Labour administrations. However, drawing closer to India will require messy compromises and a realistic assessment of the price of partnership.