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Posts Tagged: ISIS
We need strategic clarity. What poses the greater danger to Britain – Iranian aggression abroad or Sunni extremism here?
Johnson, Macron and Merkel don’t agree on everything, but they share a common concern about ISIS now being allowed the space to revive.
It isn’t obvious that his foreign policy has been less effective than George W.Bush’s activism or Obama’s passivity. But what’s his aim here?
Rashad Ali: In Syria, Iraq and, yes, Iran, there is rejoicing at the death of Solemani – terrorist and war criminal
The death toll that can be laid at his feet is far greater than that attributable to ISIS and Al Qaeda.
It is no secret that some senior civil servants in the Foreign Office do not share the Prime Minister’s commitment to implementing the Truro Recommendations.
They have spent their lives attacking the people who risk their lives trying to protect us from evil and dangerous people. And they lie as they try to cover their tracks.
Garvan Walshe: You can’t eat the hashd al-sha’bi or fill up your car with Hezbollah. Iran’s theocrats hunker down as protests mount.
The seriousness of the uprising can be judged by the severity of the crackdown. Over a hundred people are dead, and the internet has been shut down.
Ben Roback: Trump and Syria. If your guiding principle is to withdraw from the world stage, his decision is quite sensible
“Sometimes you gotta let them fight, like two kids in a [parking] lot and then you pull them apart,” he said.
The UK’s role is limited, as we will not and cannot put our own people into this theatre – but we must do what we can.
Turkey appears to assume that their opponents will flee. But if they’ve nowhere to go, they’ll have no alternative but to fight.
Matthew Offord: The Government must stop prevaricating over the fate of British nationals who joined ISIS
If ministers don’t act soon, jihadis could end up escaping camps in the region and returning to active operations either in the Middle East or further afield.
We are citizens of one of the safest countries in the world, and a genuine intelligence and security superpower.
We were curious to know how big the proportion of objectors would be, to which the answer is: a fifth.
She could give us invaluable insights into jihadi recruitment techniques, and if deradicalised become a valuable asset.
One thinks of the need for such as a measure as justice-related and security-related. But it would also send a powerful signal.