The man his critics call the ‘Viktator’ has two new policies – one a gimmick, one deeply sinister.
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Garvan Walshe was National and International Security Policy Adviser for the Conservative Party until 2008.Follow @
A wise US president with a clever plan would be able to reduce the risks. But this one may well squander the opportunity for a peaceful return to democracy.
Why should the EU offer any more to an inconstant departing member, which can’t be relied on to deliver ratification of any agreement?
This autocratic thuggery is happening less than two hours’ flight away. We must not turn a blind eye to it.
The Gilets Jaunes protests are not just a challenge to his tax policy, but to the democratically elected government of France. He must hit back.
Garvan Walshe: A famous hawk – suspicious of Iran and a school reformer. And he won’t resign. No, I’m not talking about Gove…
The numbers in the Knesset are finely balanced, and the search is on for a figurehead to end Netanyahu’s decade in power.
Garvan Walshe: Merkel stood firm against her party’s worst instincts on immigration. And paid the price.
What would the lesser men who would bring her down have done: put migrants on sealed trains in their tens of thousands and send them – where, exactly?
The killing gives Turkey’s autocrat the opportunity to make common cause with the Saudi prince’s enemies.
Both the type and quantity of migration that is desirable would be better decided at a more local level.
The Hungarian Prime Minister has violated democratic norms, and exploited British taxpayers’ money to enrich his elite. Why protect him?
The immediate effect of the election will be a period of fraught negotiation, but it might not be a bad change in the long-term.
McCain knew that politics should be a fierce contest, restrained by respect for civilians and one’s enemies.
Not in the sense that he will be shot by his own side, but in his calculation that the best approach is to gain “the freedom to win freedom”.
Garvan Walshe: To win back young voters, the Conservative Party should make feminism central to its platform
As Cameron once reached new voters by focusing on the environment, so the leader after May should take up the fight for gender equality.
Garvan Walshe: Mueller is closing in on Watergate II – this time with Russian spies in place of Nixon’s homegrown goons
Trump asks us to believe Putin’s denial that Russian military intelligence did the job for him. And who wouldn’t believe those two honest men?