Plus: No nay to Huawei. Or to HS2, too. And: my looming interview with Pompeo on his visit to London.
Posts Tagged: Israel
Garvan Walshe: Kushner’s Middle East peace deal won’t work for Israelis, Palestinians – or anyone else
It is poor foreign policy. It will damage Israel’s counter-terrorism efforts. And it’s flagrantly unacceptable to the Palestinians.
Neil O’Brien: R & D. We invest disproportionately in the first at the expense of the second. Here’s how to improve.
This imbalance is driven by the core science budget: the Research Councils (which fund projects) and Quality Related “QR” funding, which universities allocate.
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.
Its success in innovative industries is based on an R&D-intensive, novel-product-based, export-oriented business model. One that the UK should adopt.
Johnson – at a stroke, a bigger player in foreign affairs, because of his larger majority. But what does he want to do?
The scale of his domestic ambitions and the legacy of the Iraq War suggest that his ambitions will be limited – for the moment at least.
What you may have missed about the Conservative Manifesto 4) It turns the screw against the BDS campaign
The move marks an intensification of the division of foreign policy along communalist lines – a regrettable development,
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.
Garvan Walshe: Netanyahu, the great survivor, clings to power – as police investigators wait for him in the wings
The opposition are allowing him first dibs at forming a government. This is a major risk for them, because he is a famed dealmaker.
John Jenkins: Too many excuses are made for Iran – especially by the EU. We must get real, stand with America, and take decisive action.
I’m glad to see we’ve now had the guts to stop a tanker we believe is smuggling Iranian oil in defiance of sanctions on Syria.
The United States’ weakened capabilities and frayed alliances both play in Tehran’s favour at a crucial and sensitive time.
It would be a hazardous balancing act, but he has a slight edge over his opponents.
Brokenshire must keep an eye on the potential knock-on from the latest flare-up over terror, reprisals, a captured pilot and the disputed territory.
Garvan Walshe: Assailed by police, polls and a triumvirate of ex-generals, can Netanyahu hold on to power?
The odds are stacking ever higher against the man who has dominated his country’s politics for years.
It will be a significant step forward in keeping this heinous organisation from inciting hatred on our streets.