“If the priority becomes avoiding new cooperation with a country outside the EU, then this will have damaging real world consequences for the security of all our people.”
Doing so would be an opportunity for us to learn – Ukrainian forces have valuable experience of state-to-state conflict, and of Russian weaponry we have never faced.
They offer the best chance to maintain influence in Syria to counter Moscow, but the question of their ongoing conflict with Turkey must be addressed.
We are not just helping them – we are empowering them to help themselves. That transforms individual lives and helps the region to stabilise.
The brutal reality is that Britain needs the country the President governs – and so by extension needs him too.
A combination of repression and culture war sustained the current system in recent years. But the effectiveness of that approach is wearing off.
It won’t be easy but regional powers can make it happen if they make the right choices.
Her release will only happen without a far higher cost if we are to penalise the regime for its unacceptable actions and make them costly instead of profitable.
The Saudi crown prince is in a hurry on every front – if anyone is advising him to take care, then he is certainly not listening to them.
Women in particular suffer from being dependent on their husbands or children to translate for them.
The President himself hasn’t set out what he would like to happen next, and has provided no detailed plan for what would replace the current agreement.
De-certification of nuclear agreement could lead world leaders to conclude that such deals with the United States are not worth the candle.
We can be proud of the military campaigns in Iraq and Syria. There remains much to do and we will stay the course.
Unless we know our role in the world, we cannot have a strategy. And without a strategy, we cannot suitably design our armed forces.
Values give real power to people – not symbols. Of all the issues that we face, is this truly one that our Prime Minister should be focusing on?