What’s the point of aid under occupation?

My piece in The New Arab on why we must overcome disillusionment with development by focusing on the individual people whose prosperity hangs in the balance.

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The only fiction bigger than the “special relationship” is Britain’s need for America at all.

The necessity of the “special relationship” – however embarassing – is based on an assumption that Britain would be critically weakened without America. But when have America listened to UK advice anyway, apart from when it aligned with their own in the first place?

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