Richard Bassett

About Richard Bassett

Bye-Fellow of Christ’s College Cambridge and the author of “For God and Kaiser”, the first history of the Habsburg Army to be published in English (Yale 2015). From 1982 to 1991, he was the Central Europe Correspondent of The Times.
23 03, 2021

Does the Integrated Review Make Sense?

By |2021-03-23T15:56:08+00:00March 23rd, 2021|Categories: Blog, Brexit, Europe, Foreign Policy & Defence|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

The government’s new Integrated Review is by and large an unimpressive document. It is long and repetitive, with for example the phrase “S&T a core skill” appearing 48 times. It is intellectually self-contradictory in its constant tension between Britain’s post Brexit “independence” and the need for multilateralism. It is work [...]

4 05, 2020

Combating Coronavirus: the good news from Vienna

By |2020-06-04T15:54:39+00:00May 4th, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, Europe, Europe|Tags: |

Chancellor Sebastian Kurz (centre), Minister Rudolf Anschober (r.) and Minister Karl Nehammer (l.) on 26th February 2020. Image copyright: BKA/Andy Wenzel by Richard BassettBye-Fellow of Christ’s College Cambridge and the author of “For God and Kaiser”, the first history of the Habsburg Army to be published in English (Yale 2015). [...]