Erik Larson Will Keep Calm and Carry On – The New York Times

In his previous books — including “Devil in the White City” (about a murder at the 1893 World’s Fair) and “In the Garden of Beasts” (about the family of the United States. ambassador to Germany under Hitler) — Erik Larson has written about historical events where, as he puts it, “The main action might be [...]

Japan, UK agree to work quickly for new trade deal | NHK WORLD-JAPAN News

The foreign chiefs of Japan and Britain have agreed to launch negotiations at an early date to conclude a new trade deal between the two countries. Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi and his British counterpart Dominic Raab met in Tokyo on Saturday. Raab arrived in Japan from Australia as part of a four-country tour of [...]

Britain’s Soft Power Potential: In Conversation with Penny Mordaunt | Chatham House

Often defined as the capacity to influence others without coercion or force, soft power differs from traditional military capabilities in favour of more subtle forms of influence rooted in values, culture and civic institutions. Consistently upholding democratic values and human rights can contribute to a nation’s soft power as much as its cultural icons and [...]