The UK could set a lead by announcing that it will dedicate a fixed or minimum percentage of the aid budget to fighting sexual and gender based violence.
She will be feeling a hand of history on her shoulder, and wondering if the other holds a knife at her back.
Reports this morning suggest conflict within the Government and hesitation in America. And no wonder.
The “extraordinary international response by our allies” amounts to “the largest collective expulsion of Russian intelligence officers ever”, Johnson says.
At a time when austerity continues, we need to be explain that we are not wasting taxpayers’ money on a grand delusion that we can create prosperity.
A new, diplomatically-phrased but still damning enquiry by the Foreign Affairs Committee throws light on the Government’s failures.
We are likely to get a deal with something for everyone – a ‘softish’ Brexit with May-style immigration controls. But the longer-term offers great opportunities.
During the Cold War being ‘strong on defence’ was a potent vote winner, and the money flowed accordingly.
Our plan seems to have been little more than to cobble together just enough kit to make us a Great Power on the cheap. That cannot continue.
It is hard to appoint more women to Cabinet when there are few senior women to promote. We count only four at Minister of State level.
Overseas development spending will never fulfil its soft-power potential if DfID is allowed to pursue what amounts to its own foreign policy.
Patel got a lot done – in particular, improving international rules about emergency spending. Now her successor must work on an aid policy for Global Britain.
The lessons I have learned: the future of the world, and of our country, is bright. And always take care when getting out of Black Hawk helicopters.
If the Government is serious about having this country be a ‘moral leader’, it must be more transparent about dealings which may compromise our values.
From speaking to civil servants, it seems that – at least until recently – the Cabinet had not properly considered either a preferred end state or indeed transition policy.