Afghan security force members are being murdered. Girls’ schools are being shut down. Iran and Russia are weighing up a return to the quagmire.
General Sir Nick Carter says: “I think it’s a very challenging question. It slightly depends on how Afghanistan turns out.”
Britain has a moral responsibility to do something in Libya, having played a key role in creating the dangerous vacuum that is swallowing the country today.
Better still would be to expand study or work visas that could lead to settlement for the most politically active, vulnerable young people in danger.
Raisi, who presided over the execution of 5000 regime opponents in 1988, would be a strong bulwark against an Iranian version of Gorbachev taking over.
It may gradually slide down the road to a more neutralist position in the years ahead – to paraphrase William Hague “In NATO, but not run by NATO.”
Universities need heavier scrutiny. Owners must be identified. Media backed by regimes that restrict freedom should be denied broadcast licenses.
From Brexit, to the vaccine rollout, to trade, to Hong Kong, Johnson has plenty of good stories to tell – if not blown off course by Scotland.
The Democratic establishment back Israel. The party’s rising left does not. And its centre is wavering.
Behind the former is the force that drives the current conflict: the not-so-hidden hand of Iran – and its exported violence.
Merkel’s sixteen years are marked by high poll ratings but few concrete achievements, and a discreditable closeness to dictators.
The Government’s response to the proposed evictions in Sheikh Jarrah and the violence in the Al-Aqsa mosque show that it has been living a lie for years.
It was foolish to allow realistic and limited objectives to be overtaken by utopian nation-building.
The US and UK are keen to prioritise the green agenda, but can’t afford to ignore the challenge posed by illiberal regimes.
Only the US can take the People’s Republic head-on, but Britain can play a vital diplomatic role in defending Western values.