Islamist fanatics could consolidate control of the border on the Golan – threatening the massacre of a people with close ties to their fellow religionists on its other side.
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Erdogan planned a constitutional coup. He was defeated not by an army or a revolution but by the votes of the people.
World order is valuable, and relatively cheap to maintain – but expensive and dangerous to re-establish once you sacrifice it.
Free of Liberal Democrat pacifism, a majority Conservative Government can now act in the national interest.
Even if Cameron has given a little glimpse of his inner Netanyahu, Miliband displays all the pragmatism of Salvador Allende.
The city state’s stability is impressive. But it it bought at the price of stagnation.
Iran’s regime has more values in common with America than Egypt’s or Saudi Arabia’s.
As the Kremlin’s money grows scarce, more repression will take its place.
Studying the reasons why terrorists kill must never be confused with justifying their decision to do so.
To Hungary and Cyprus, Putin appears to have added a third, slightly less marginal, ally – Greece. Will Spain be next?
Garvan Walshe: Banning “encryption technology” is as pointless as banning kitchen knives. Here’s what we can do
Serious terrorists won’t use WhatsApp, they will make their own encrypted networks. Here’s how to combat them and preserve our liberties.
Garvan Walshe: Perfection through murder – the age-old terrorist dream. There’s nothing specifically Muslim about it.
But since this particular strain is expressed using the symbols of Islamic culture and Muslims’ identity, resisting it needs politics of exceptional subtlety.
Garvan Walshe: May warned of the “Nasty Party”. Her new student immigration policy would make it the stupid one.
While the rest of the world is competing to attract the world’s brightest brains, it would seem that May wants us to deport the hardy souls we’re unable to deter.
They will turn left at the next election – just in time.
Across Europe, the cheap soundbites and costly incompetence of populism are calling – only sober practicality can win the day.