Politicians are so uncomfortable talking seriously about our international role and relationships that instead we constantly engage in proxy battles.
Posts Tagged: Foreign affairs
Ben Roback: Trump and Syria. If your guiding principle is to withdraw from the world stage, his decision is quite sensible
“Sometimes you gotta let them fight, like two kids in a [parking] lot and then you pull them apart,” he said.
The UK’s role is limited, as we will not and cannot put our own people into this theatre – but we must do what we can.
Garvan Walshe: Netanyahu, the great survivor, clings to power – as police investigators wait for him in the wings
The opposition are allowing him first dibs at forming a government. This is a major risk for them, because he is a famed dealmaker.
Even though public concern about immigration seems to have eased off recently, there is reason for caution.
Johnson will want no distractions from Brexit this summer, but history suggests that he may get one – in the Straits of Hormuz.
John Jenkins: Too many excuses are made for Iran – especially by the EU. We must get real, stand with America, and take decisive action.
I’m glad to see we’ve now had the guts to stop a tanker we believe is smuggling Iranian oil in defiance of sanctions on Syria.
Adam Holloway: Huawei exercises state influence through private means. It is the East India Company of the modern age.
“If a 16 year old with Aspergers can break into US defence computers, what is to stop a Chinese company putting in trap doors that it can activate whenever it wants?
It would be a hazardous balancing act, but he has a slight edge over his opponents.
What do and don’t we know about Mueller’s investigation, the Trump campaign, and Russian interference?
Cutting through the fog of war and spin can be tricky, but here are the fundamental facts so far.
Plus: No, the Trump-Kim Jong Un summit wasn’t altogether a failure. And: Costa should get his old job back.
Brokenshire must keep an eye on the potential knock-on from the latest flare-up over terror, reprisals, a captured pilot and the disputed territory.
Garvan Walshe: Assailed by police, polls and a triumvirate of ex-generals, can Netanyahu hold on to power?
The odds are stacking ever higher against the man who has dominated his country’s politics for years.
It will be a significant step forward in keeping this heinous organisation from inciting hatred on our streets.
Chloe Westley: The twisted ideology that upends reason – and presents terror backers as innocent victims
Postmodernism strips the likes of Shamima Begum of personal responsibility and judges her solely by ethnicity, religion and class.