It’s one thing to recognise the long-term threats posed by states such as Russia, quite another to meet them.
Posts Tagged: War
Not only are we helping the Kingdom achieve important domestic reforms, it gives us a platform to project our influence in this vital region.
Then as now, the United Kingdom is undermining its reputation and interests abroad by supporting an ally engaged in war crimes.
If the EU is serious about abolishing the idea of a ‘second-class Europe’ – which is the product of 20th Century occupations – it must support us too.
A president who is quick to attack friends and allies needs to bring other world leaders into his coalition.
James Gray: Before yet another defence review, we must first answer the big question – what is Britain for?
Unless we know our role in the world, we cannot have a strategy. And without a strategy, we cannot suitably design our armed forces.
The way in which the 0.7 per cent target is defined is out of date. Lack of money is not necessarily the primary cause of underdevelopment.
The Labour leader pledged “change at home and abroad” would reduce the threat of terrorism.
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.
One virtue of democracy is that it does not give special prominence to the loudest people in judging the mood of a crowd.
Martin Parsons: For Syria to have a future, the West must stop jihadist genocide as well as Assad’s war crimes
Action must go beyond ISIS to prevent other, similarly-minded, jihadist groups prospering.
Since the strike on Syria, Bannon’s influence is waning while Kushner’s waxes.
Obama’s desperate and impotent decision to abandon the Middle East to the Russians is being overturned. Not before time.
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?
Protectionism and isolationism don’t allow the President to cut a grand figure on the world stage. Could he ever really have stood for that?