Peter Beaumont: The Bits that Don't Fit

Too long for Twitter and too short for journalism

America’s two electorates

Elizabeth Drew in the New York Review of Books notes how the different levels of electoral engagement in Presidential and mid-term elections provide very different outcomes with the smaller participation … Continue reading

September 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Catch 22 of UNSC Reform

Ian Birrell writes in The Guardian today about the need for Security Council reform. One thing was clear from the diplomatic disaster of the G20 summit in St Petersburg: western leaders … Continue reading

September 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

War Weariness

Syrian refugees in Zaatari refugee camp, Jordan – copyright Peter Beaumont  Reading Michael Cohen’s column in The Observer this morning I was struck by his opening line. After 12 years of endless … Continue reading

September 8, 2013 · Leave a comment