A lot can be done through NATO structures like the Northern Group that brings together its members and partner countries.
Why I and over a hundred of my parliamentary colleagues have backed a call for a more assertive policy towards the Islamic Republic.
We should take pride in seven decades of refugee protection, and it is a principle we must uphold in the future too.
Afghan security force members are being murdered. Girls’ schools are being shut down. Iran and Russia are weighing up a return to the quagmire.
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 can become the best again, but only if the land forces element is revisited in the Government’s proposal.
Universities need heavier scrutiny. Owners must be identified. Media backed by regimes that restrict freedom should be denied broadcast licenses.
Behind the former is the force that drives the current conflict: the not-so-hidden hand of Iran – and its exported violence.
Britons can be very proud that he quickly answered the calls of the Kurds at the moment of their righteous rebellion and intense suffering.
Turn a blind eye, and every one of the other 30 Articles in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights will be breached too.
The President’s address was tougher on Russia, but far from radical. If anything, it risked being disappointingly tame.
Perhaps the answer is bound up with China – and our inability to focus on more than a single problem at once.
Though micro-measures aimed at those responsible might work: travel bans, asset seizures, arrest warrants.
Maintaining the current diplomatic relations would be a devastating mistake – potentially with fatal consequences.
The region has been conspicuously absent from our foreign policy discourse, largely attributable to mistrust on intervention caused by the Iraq war.