One of the major question marks against Brexit was whether it would see the UK lose its influence over global affairs. This alliance suggests no.
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Sarah Ingham: With our closest NATO ally leaving us high and dry, it’s time to junk the pieties about Britain’s role in the world
Too many defence reviews have followed the Blairite sentiment that we are an instrument for global wellbeing.
David Lidington: There’s no alternative to our American alliance. But we also need a new strategic relationship with our European allies.
A lot can be done through NATO structures like the Northern Group that brings together its members and partner countries.
‘Sleepy Joe’ has sleep-walked the United States into its biggest foreign policy debacle for a generation.
Sarah Ingham: How much should we take from, say, the NHS budget to fund a unilateral mission in Afghanistan – if anything?
Regime change usually involves chaos, bloodshed and a humanitarian crisis. Has the Stop the War movement become Continue the Military Intervention?
Can we really afford to get on the front foot against Russia and China at once as the United States trends towards isolationism?
Reading and reflection really helps me get a perspective on what is going on, whether in my own constituency or in the country more broadly.
Garvan Walshe: Biden’s withdrawal from Afghanistan may not be a strategic mistake, but it is a moral disaster.
Afghan security force members are being murdered. Girls’ schools are being shut down. Iran and Russia are weighing up a return to the quagmire.
White House allies are worried that neither are ready for the logistical and humanitarian impact of opening it.
The President has put the Vice-President in charge of a mission in which she is unlikely to succeed.
Ed Birkett: Biden will spend big to help slow climate change. Johnson won’t. He doesn’t need to. Here’s why.
Splashing taxpayers’ cash is the President’s only reliable option. The Prime Minister has other tools at his disposal.
Ben Roback: China. Under Trump, a threat. Under Biden, a competitor. His speech at the Munich Security Conference.
The President’s address was tougher on Russia, but far from radical. If anything, it risked being disappointingly tame.
Daniel Hannan: Ignore the Europhile sneers. Joining the Pacific bloc marks the rebirth of Global Britain.
The CPTPP is preferable to the EU because it elevates mutual recognition over harmonisation.
It would take a political genius of Mount Rushmore proportions to restore civic peace to America and Biden, for all his good qualities, isn’t one.
Daniel Hamilton: So we have a new CDU Chairman. Will a CDU-Green coalition follow after Germany’s federal election?
A Green Minister-President has governed Baden-Württemberg in coalition with the CDU for more than a decade, implementing a pro-business agenda.