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Posts Tagged: Foreign Policy
The blunt reality is that China is a cyber risk and will remain so for years. It has a dreadful reputation for cyber attacks and intellectual property theft.
There is plenty of evidence that Russia has been deliberately expanding her economic and political influence over the EU’s newest member.
Iran, accustomed to artful brinksmanship and operational deniability, and equipped with an experienced cyber army, may take its revenge online.
We are well-placed to aid in de-escalating the crisis, and ultimately securing a diplomatic solution.
We need strategic clarity. What poses the greater danger to Britain – Iranian aggression abroad or Sunni extremism here?
Johnson, Macron and Merkel don’t agree on everything, but they share a common concern about ISIS now being allowed the space to revive.
It isn’t obvious that his foreign policy has been less effective than George W.Bush’s activism or Obama’s passivity. But what’s his aim here?
His decision to mistreat America’s traditional allies in the region, especially the Kurds, now look likes an even worse error of judgement than it did at the time.
It would be irrational for any government that believes in the peaceful settlement of disputes not to negotiate a settlement.
It is no secret that some senior civil servants in the Foreign Office do not share the Prime Minister’s commitment to implementing the Truro Recommendations.
Tom Tugendhat: The three foreign policy actions that Johnson should take now that he has this huge majority
For the first time in decades the levers of British influence – defence, diplomacy, aid and trade – could sit alongside domestic efforts in education and infrastructure.
Johnson – at a stroke, a bigger player in foreign affairs, because of his larger majority. But what does he want to do?
The scale of his domestic ambitions and the legacy of the Iraq War suggest that his ambitions will be limited – for the moment at least.
A separate department was right for the stable, hopeful 1990s. But the years have presented various challenges for which it is less well-suited.
They have spent their lives attacking the people who risk their lives trying to protect us from evil and dangerous people. And they lie as they try to cover their tracks.
As Hong Kongers take to the streets to protect their rights, London bends over backwards to deny Beijing’s outright disregard for the Joint Declaration.