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.
The main issue is not that the latter’s actions are extreme, but that they’re anti-constitutional.
We feel the power of American culture in Britain – and the shock-jockery, coat-trailing, and oppositional mindset that comes with it.
Above all, we need to focus on the strategic picture. Throughout the world democracy, human rights and the rule of law are under pressure.
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.
We should have supported an extension to the conventional arms embargo at the United Nations in August – and must back sanctions.
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.