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Posts Tagged: Foreign Policy
The world would see it for a ransom, whatever the technicalities. And think what Tehran’s terror-exporting regime would do with that cash.
His bullying of Jersey is unacceptable, but the embattled president has reason to fight and plenty of leverage.
Doing so would not only help support our democratic allies, but build much-needed security into our own supply infrastructure.
Tehran is precipitously close to crossing the ultimate red-line. We can ill-afford to blink now.
Garvan Walshe: Germany’s new government may get tougher on Russia and China. Which would suit ours. But there’s a snag.
Ministers must grasp that this new one will be even more disposed to conduct its foreign policy through the EU.
Tim Montgomerie: Lessons for ideology-free Johnson – and the Conservatives – in ideology-free Merkel’s legacy. And her party’s fate.
Political popularity appears to be broad and sustained but, when eventually it is exhausted, the falling away of support is dramatic.
There are many areas, not least small boats in the Channel, where the UK needs a strong working relationship with France.
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.
Garvan Walshe: Leaving Afghanistan won’t stop terrorists using failed states. How can we learn from our mistakes?
It is time to consider some sort of international stabilisation and counter-terrorist organisation.
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.
Frost is correst that the UK would be within its rights to trigger Article 16 – the anti-diversion of trade provisions are in the text.
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.