The Gilets Jaunes protests are not just a challenge to his tax policy, but to the democratically elected government of France. He must hit back.
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Garvan Walshe was National and International Security Policy Adviser for the Conservative Party until 2008.Follow @
Garvan Walshe: A famous hawk – suspicious of Iran and a school reformer. And he won’t resign. No, I’m not talking about Gove…
The numbers in the Knesset are finely balanced, and the search is on for a figurehead to end Netanyahu’s decade in power.
Garvan Walshe: Merkel stood firm against her party’s worst instincts on immigration. And paid the price.
What would the lesser men who would bring her down have done: put migrants on sealed trains in their tens of thousands and send them – where, exactly?
The killing gives Turkey’s autocrat the opportunity to make common cause with the Saudi prince’s enemies.
Both the type and quantity of migration that is desirable would be better decided at a more local level.
The Hungarian Prime Minister has violated democratic norms, and exploited British taxpayers’ money to enrich his elite. Why protect him?
The immediate effect of the election will be a period of fraught negotiation, but it might not be a bad change in the long-term.
McCain knew that politics should be a fierce contest, restrained by respect for civilians and one’s enemies.
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”.
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.