The Syrian horror. No easy answers.

Public opinion would back missile strikes against Assad, and arming a credible opposition, were there to be one. But not more western boots on the ground.

Watch Trump on Iran

We are so preoccupied with Brexit and Putin that we may have missed the significance of the President’s latest sacking-and-replacement.

Poor Russia

On corruption, fragility, innovation, human capital, creditworthiness, GDP per head – all the measures that count for most – the country is, to put it politely, not in a great place.