International humanitarian law may be imperfect, but it can ameliorate some of the worst horrors of armed conflict – such as the Khan Sheikhoun gas attack.
Posts Tagged: Iraq War
The halcyon days of Charles Kennedy’s leadership offer a clear temptation to revert to the party’s old opportunist ways. Will their new, more governmental habits stick?
We must not allow Brexit to force us to make lucrative deals with repressive autocracies, even as they commit human rights violations and possible war crimes.
We persist in chasing the symptoms of problems in Iraq, rather than trying to work out the root causes – thus aiding the growth of Iranian power.
Graeme Archer: Murdered gays. Banned Jews. But stick to those anti-Trump protests, comrade – and avert your eyes.
Thank God for great European leaders, like Merkel, whose idiosyncratic approach to border control played such an understated role in last year’s Brexit vote.
His critics have fallen for the Fact-Checking Fallacy: the illusion that in politics or journalism, accurate facts are all that matter.
We need a mass of recommendations less than we need our institutions to do their job properly.
Yes, we should not intervene in a country without a plan. But we must also say that we will limit the powers and abilities of those who do unspeakable evil.
How the Conservatives are rebuilding their links with the Republicans – and will work with America’s President-elect
After a long chill, relations between the sister parties are thawing.
A compromise solution would be to keep him in power but limit his powers.
Garvan Walshe: The Government is making the same five strategic mistakes on Brexit that we made in Iraq
To avoid the same fate, May needs a Brexit Surge.
Interview: Tom Tugendhat on how lawyers are harassing soldiers, and how he is campaigning to stop it happening
He tells the story of his campaign to stop the ECHR being applied to armed conflict.
To date, she has seen foreign affairs through the prism of domestic security rather than that of intervention abroad.
The most senior Minister in place at home has a great task before him – helping his country find a new international role (and restoring the morale of an exhausted department).
Our current defence strategy is largely premised on not having to defend ourselves.