He bet that it would seek to become a normal country and the region would wane in strategic importance. He was wrong.
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This list of allies and partners includes Australia, Israel, South Korea, Japan, Oman, Qatar and Singapore.
The decision to drop an approach maintained by both parties since 1979 could put British nationals overseas at risk.
We must learn the lesson that appeasing belligerent regional powers never pays off in the long run.
This move also stems from the primary objective of post-war British foreign policy: keeping in with the Americans.
In a region where there are multiple opposing camps, it navigates by dealing with any and everyone.
Ranj Alaadin: The Ukraine crisis. Brexit Britain is proving itself an international force. Here’s what we should do next.
Re-calibrating policies to account for the reality of conflict and warfare today could not be more urgent.
The bottom line is that no-one has to make these dangerous journeys. We need to be crystal clear about that.
The UK needs a fresh, robust template. Central to it should be a differentiation between strategic and non-strategic areas.
Andrew Mitchell: Asylum seekers. As matters stand, it would be irresponsible to vote for these new deportation measures.
You should not have to risk your life in a small boat. You should be able to apply at a British embassy and arrive on a plane.
Adrian Lee: Sixty five years on, how the Suez Crisis affected the direction of British Conservative policy
The consequences for the international order have been debated for decades, but, in contrast, little attention has been paid to this area.
The world would see it for a ransom, whatever the technicalities. And think what Tehran’s terror-exporting regime would do with that cash.
Tehran is precipitously close to crossing the ultimate red-line. We can ill-afford to blink now.
Jon Moynihan and Christopher Howarth: Now Truss should deploy Britain’s Brexit dividend – all the way from aid to trade
Anti-corruption and cementing new treaties should take precedence over softer fashionable favourites.
David Lidington: There’s no alternative to our American alliance. But we also need a new strategic relationship with our European allies.
A lot can be done through NATO structures like the Northern Group that brings together its members and partner countries.