Not in the sense that he will be shot by his own side, but in his calculation that the best approach is to gain “the freedom to win freedom”.
Posts by Garvan Walshe
Garvan Walshe was National and International Security Policy Adviser for the Conservative Party until 2008.Follow @
Garvan Walshe: To win back young voters, the Conservative Party should make feminism central to its platform
As Cameron once reached new voters by focusing on the environment, so the leader after May should take up the fight for gender equality.
Garvan Walshe: Mueller is closing in on Watergate II – this time with Russian spies in place of Nixon’s homegrown goons
Trump asks us to believe Putin’s denial that Russian military intelligence did the job for him. And who wouldn’t believe those two honest men?
Garvan Walshe: Next week’s NATO summit will be a crucial test of the Trump Doctrine: pay up, or you’re on your own.
Though by demanding that America’s allies spend more on their own defence, the President is unwittingly doing us a favour.
Our columnist goes behind the scenes in the White House, as fly on the wall of the Oval Office.
British commentators who jumped to condemn his decision as a travesty of democracy failed to understand the country’s constitutional traditions.
The use of live ammunition is the result of decisions either made or approved by the defence minister.
The Israeli Prime Minister senses a chance to finally succeed in his years-long campaign to persuade the United States to bomb Iran’s nuclear programme.
Britain would be powerless to deter Russian aggression, because he doesn’t see upholding peace and security in Europe – let alone the world – to be part of his job.
The Labour leader could have spent his career choosing to challenge anti-semitism among his allies. Instead, he has got used to overlooking it.
The UK can not allow Russia to believe it got away with it without serious consequences.
The vote split along geographic and political grounds; it is hard to see how any proper government can be formed between competing brands of populism.
Garvan Walshe: To get real Brexit for Great Britain, the DUP should consent to Ulster staying in the Single Market and Customs Union
If there’s to be no border in Ireland, and Britain is to leave the Customs Union and Single Market, it follows that there must be a customs border on the Irish Sea.
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.