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Posts Tagged: Foreign affairs
Truss says her “vision is to strengthen our economic and security ties in order to build a network of liberty around the world.”
Terry Barnes: The significance of this new U.S-UK-Australia security pact – and Johnson’s tilt to the Indo-Pacific
The deal sends a starkly clear message to China – and will reassure India, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan that their security interests are also British interests.
My great fear is that isolationism on the left and right could take root. And not all interventions have been disastrous – let alone about imposing our values.
In tandem with countries like Canada, Australia, New Zealand and France, we should consider a stronger humanitarian-orientated alliance which has teeth.
David Richards: Offer a single point of contact and overhaul the National Security Council. How to help the Afghans we left behind.
It would seem to compound an injustice to invite these Afghans to join the back of the queue for resettlement assistance.
If you want a circus, send for Pen Farthing. There’s a government to run. Number Ten must get a grip.
The conflict in Afghanistan isn’t just about ideas, and can’t be insulated from its geographic environment.
Never mind the holiday, feel the challenge – that’s to say, moving on from responding to Brexit to what Afghanistan may mean for foreign policy.
Stephen Booth: As next month’s federal election draws closer, is Germany set for three party government?
It is worth noting the lack of a German, and therefore European, consensus on the foreign policy challenges facing the West, particularly on Russia and China.
Its development reputation has been tarnished, and nobody is able to define quite what the UK’s foreign policy actually is.
America 1) Bim Afolami: Yes, the United States is withdrawing from its role abroad. So we need to reinvigorate our alliances.
We need to rethink our foreign policy not in the world we would like, but in the world we actually live in.
America 2) Michael Fabricant: No, the United States isn’t withdrawing from its role abroad. We’ve been here before and it will be back.
The current social conflicts in the US are actually a strength, a sign of a society that is constantly striving to better itself.
Michael Nazir-Ali: After the betrayal of democracy in Afghanistan, will other countries in the region ever trust the West again?
Sensing blood, the vultures are circling: ISIS is active already, and not only in the remoter parts of country.
Liam Fox: Why we took action in Afghanistan, the implications of this defeat – and what we should do next
We must make sure that the Taliban understand that we will respond with military means to any increased security threat against our citizens