A president who is quick to attack friends and allies needs to bring other world leaders into his coalition.
Posts Tagged: War
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The way in which the 0.7 per cent target is defined is out of date.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?
The then-President claimed the use of chemical weapons would ‘change his calculus’. Yet when the regime tested the West, we let it pass.
The improper expansion of judicial authority is hindering our military and intelligence services in the defence of the realm.
The sacrifices of our forefathers should inspire us to step up and serve, in our own ways.
The Saudis are one of this country’s largest arms export customers, but there are plenty of others who would step into the breach if we stopped selling.