Daily Archives: March 15, 2012

Anxiety over Afghanistan and a power struggle in China

Jamil Anderlini joins Gideon Rachman to explain how the dismissal of Bo Xilai fits into the ongoing power struggle at the apex of the Chinese Communist Party. In Washington, where President Obama and British prime minister David Cameron are meeting this week, there is growing anxiety about Afghanistan, Geoff Dyer reports. Meanwhile, in Afghanistan itself, there is concern about what will happen to women’s rights once Nato leaves the country, Matthew Green reports from Kabul.

David Cameron’s visit to Washington has given us one important lesson
about the “special relationship” between Britain and the US: the British do not have to be slavish in their approach to Washington in order to maintain warm relations with their American partners. Read more