The Syrian horror. No easy answers.

Public opinion would back missile strikes against Assad, and arming a credible opposition, were there to be one. But not more western boots on the ground.

Corbyn, terror’s useful idiot

There is no foreign policy that could appease the likes of the Manchester terrorists. Islamists damn us if we intervene, and damn us if we don’t.

Profile: The rules of war

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.