A dogmatic, utopian insistence on imposing the American model wholesale often runs contrary to establishing stability, growth, and the rule of law.
Posts Tagged: Iraq
James Gray: Before yet another defence review, we must first answer the big question – what is Britain for?
Unless we know our role in the world, we cannot have a strategy. And without a strategy, we cannot suitably design our armed forces.
Values give real power to people – not symbols. Of all the issues that we face, is this truly one that our Prime Minister should be focusing on?
I can’t find a single example of this policy successfully moderating such an organisation, but plenty of it distorting Western policy.
Some of the criticisms of Sir Martin Moore-Bick have gone much too far, and seem to be attempts to make political points in the wake of a terrible tragedy.
The Kurds have proved to be staunch allies against Daesh, and their forthcoming referendum will help them protect both themselves and us.
The savage attacks we have witnessed must drive us to work more closely with our regional allies.
The Prime Minister proposed four steps to take on and defeat our enemies and their ideology.
There is no foreign policy that could appease the likes of the Manchester terrorists. Islamists damn us if we intervene, and damn us if we don’t.
Nicholas Mazzei: The Korean crisis highlights a stark truth. Britain is completely unprepared for war.
Outcries over the loss of soldiers in Afghanistan and Iraq show that the British public is simply unwilling to see soldiers dying.
Obama’s desperate and impotent decision to abandon the Middle East to the Russians is being overturned. Not before time.
We persist in chasing the symptoms of problems in Iraq, rather than trying to work out the root causes – thus aiding the growth of Iranian power.
It must be a target for expanded sanctions.
The Government has introduced new measures to protect, preserve, and restore precious sites and artefacts in areas affected by war.
At best, sending him to Guantanamo failed – and at worst it backfired spectacularly.