We need America. So we need its President – whether we like him or not. May must not let Macron walk off with Europe’s defence and security leadership.
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For readers on this side of the Atlantic, there is also some value in being shown how explicit, and serious, Americans like to be about moral questions.
Plus: For and against bombing Syria. For Andrew Neil. Against Andrew Adonis. And: not an erection in sight.
ConservativeHome’s Executive Editor and Barack Obama’s former digital guru discuss the ethics and practicalities of targeted campaigning, on the Week in Westminster.
Lord Ashcroft: “We didn’t elect him to be a saint, we elected him to be a leader.” My latest American focus groups.
We found that those who had voted enthusiastically for Trump were still on board, and were prepared to overlook his private conduct, however regrettable they found it.
As May squares up to one security challenge, Cameron reminds us of another: Islamist extremism – and its wider dimensions.
In Washington, the former Prime Minister ponders how his approach to tackling non-violent as well as violent extremism can be built on.
Obama’s trade restrictions destroyed more jobs than they saved. Free trade has proven itself as the most remarkable mechanism to generate prosperity. Yet it is under attack yet again.
One take on the President is that behind the flamboyant tweeting is a conventional actor, who knows full well that jaw tweet jaw is better than war tweet war.
David Frum expresses the dismay of an upright North American conservative at the triumph of Trump.
A new book laments how the Right allowed this bully, fabulist and serial abuser of women to get to the White House.
The President himself hasn’t set out what he would like to happen next, and has provided no detailed plan for what would replace the current agreement.
He was excoriated for ramping up tensions over North Korea rather than cooling them down. But his aggression seems, for the moment at least, to be paying off.
Nadhim Zahawi: Meanwhile, as we fix our gaze on Kim Jong Un and Maduro, China makes veiled threats of war against India
This aggressiveness about disputed territories has become a feature of Chinese foreign policy.
The savage attacks we have witnessed must drive us to work more closely with our regional allies.
In his new book, Peter Oborne interprets a collection of the outrageous Tweets which carried Trump to high office.