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: War
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.
Chilcot is a warning against irresponsible intervention, not a commandment never to intervene ever again
In learning the consequences of poorly-planned action, we must not fall into the trap of thinking inaction is cost-free.
The political fallout from this bloody battle of attrition did more to enhance British prospects of victory than the actual fighting.
He cannot seriously think that British EU membership is the only thing standing between Europe and a return to the darkest days of the 20th Century.
It would be much better to help as many people as possible in and around Syria, and other conflict zones.