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Posts by Tom Tugendhat
Tom Tugendhat is Conservative Candidate for Tonbridge and Malling. A former reservist army officer who also worked for the Foreign Office, his last post was military assistant to the Chief of the Defence Staff. He now runs Lashkar & Co, a strategy consultancy.Follow @
Tom Tugendhat: More war, terror, and conflict? Perhaps. But here’s why Solemani’s death opens the prospect of a better future
The policy embodied in one man can end. That requires choices not only by the Iranian dictatorship, but others in the region too. This is a chance to change direction.
Tom Tugendhat: The three foreign policy actions that Johnson should take now that he has this huge majority
For the first time in decades the levers of British influence – defence, diplomacy, aid and trade – could sit alongside domestic efforts in education and infrastructure.
Tom Tugendhat: The last two men left standing in this contest must resist the temptation to slug it out
While there is no shortage of ideas, there has been a shortage of leadership. We need a Prime Minister who will take us through Brexit and confront the challenges beyond.
Tom Tugendhat: Brexit can only work if we invest in it – streamlining ports, upgrading customs, readying systems, working with neighbours
We decided to leave the EU but have continued to behave as if we were still in. But preparing for the future means knowing where we are.
“We need to make the Foreign Office the strategic engine of our foreign policy again” – Tugendhat’s RUSI speech
“We need to do something you might not expect me to say. We need to give Boris Johnson more power.”
Tom Tugendhat: We must try to steer Saudi Arabia, during the Crown Prince’s visit here, away from its failing strategy in Yemen
The country’s partial lifting of the blockade and its humanitarian efforts are welcome, but there is more that the Prince could do.
“Why shouldn’t a mutual, a not-for-profit, or even a charity be able to bid” to run the East Coast Mainline? Tugendhat on markets.
“Competition doesn’t mean privatisation.” The full text of his speech to the Social Market Foundation and Joseph Rowntree Foundation.
This fog of law is hobbling the effectiveness of our troops on the battlefield.
As threats emerge from new directions, the alliance needs to prepare for non-traditional ones – and face up to Putin
98 per cent of French people have access to 3G, the minimum required to make modern apps work. That compares to 80 per cent for the UK
The new Egyptian President had already neutered the Muslim Brotherhood. Now he faces much worse: Salafism, crime and instability.
70 years of peace has lulled capitals across the continent into the illusion that war is a matter of choice.
Tom Tugendhat: How different Afghanistan might have been if we had ventured beyond our security fences
The simple act of sitting together and sharing a meal could have prevented so many misunderstandings
Tom Tugendhat: If Ban Ki-moon wants peace in Syria, he should remove all the other countries from these talks
The Syrian Civil War is a pretty domestic affair – so why are countries such as Brazil and Indonesia being allowed to butt in?