The region has been conspicuously absent from our foreign policy discourse, largely attributable to mistrust on intervention caused by the Iraq war.
Posts Tagged: Iran
Garvan Walshe: Conservatives need to choose. Are they with democracy or with the Capitol terrorists?
The main issue is not that the latter’s actions are extreme, but that they’re anti-constitutional.
David Lidington: We have left the EU and there is no turning back. Here’s what our new relationship with Europe should look like.
Above all, we need to focus on the strategic picture. Throughout the world democracy, human rights and the rule of law are under pressure.
Peter Oborne: The remarkable Baroness Cox – loathed by Azerbaijan, loved in Armenia. And back there as war rages.
It is shameful that Britain has never acknowledged the Turkish genocide of more than a million Armenians just over a century ago.
Multilateral political cooperation with the EU, as well as the bilateral relations with its member states, remains in the UK’s best interest.
Tobias Ellwood: The Government has helped to let Iran, a rogue state, off the leash. It’s time to rein it back in.
We should have supported an extension to the conventional arms embargo at the United Nations in August – and must back sanctions.
Garvan Walshe: Strife in the Caucasus. How Armenia and Azerbaijan are pawns in a new great game between Russia and Turkey.
Tensions have been building for the best part of a year, serious skirmishes broke out in June – and America is nowhere to be seen.
The Coronavirus coverup, assaults on democracy and the appalling genocide of the Uyghur Muslims mean that the world must distance itself from the CCP.
Stephen Booth: With four months left to get a Brexit deal, state aid is the major stumbling block for the UK and EU.
At the start of the summer there were reasons for optimism about an agreement. However, the mood appears to have turned.
To do so would mean more than staying in step with Trump. For no US administration could accept being bound into a UN system without a veto.
James Gurd: So often, views of the Middle East are out of date. As this historic deal between Israel and the UEA shows.
Sunni Arab leaders now recognise that Iran’s aggression represents an existential threat to more than just the Jewish state.
From Brexit, to climate change, to the World Trade Organization, how would this administration align with the UK government?
If Putin hoped that Brexit would detach us from our alliances, there’s no evidence of that happening so far, and much to the contrary.
It is our third largest market – we must work with it if we are to help resolve global problems from the environment to nuclear proliferation.
Those that prevent ordinary Syrians from accessing humanitarian aid and economic opportunities should be ended.