It increasingly seems to have moved away from a strategy to a phrase wheeled out whenever someone wants to justify a policy or idea they’ve had.
Posts Tagged: Joe Biden
The United States has little choice but to recognise that vaccination is the only way out of this Covid-19 nightmare.
Garvan Walshe: Biden’s withdrawal from Afghanistan may not be a strategic mistake, but it is a moral disaster.
Afghan security force members are being murdered. Girls’ schools are being shut down. Iran and Russia are weighing up a return to the quagmire.
Leading by example is all well and good. Impoverishing yourself in order to make a point, not so much.
White House allies are worried that neither are ready for the logistical and humanitarian impact of opening it.
With 130 million girls out of school before the pandemic hit, urgent and systemic change is needed.
Ben Roback: If not Trump, then who will be the next presidential candidate for the Republican Party?
There are several impressive contenders – although the former president is likely to make a return too.
Iain Dale: Starmer is right to appoint one of Blair’s former advisers. But if other MPs can’t see that, Labour are doomed.
Plus: I’ll admit that I didn’t see the Lib Dem victory coming. And: So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, goodbye.
Garvan Walshe: Iran’s new President will be a headache for the West – and a nightmare for Iranians themselves
Raisi, who presided over the execution of 5000 regime opponents in 1988, would be a strong bulwark against an Iranian version of Gorbachev taking over.
Ben Roback: Biden and the Northern Ireland Protocol. A strategic international imperative, or purely a domestic trade issue?
The President’s instincts on Ireland and his approach to trade pull in different political directions.
“How we act and whether we pull together as democracies will determine whether our grandkids say: “did they step up?”
WATCH: The G7 opens – and Johnson says that Biden didn’t raise the Northern Ireland Protocol with him when they met
But makes the point that “we all want…to uphold the Good Friday Agreeement”, which Unionists say the Protocol breaches.
Chris Skidmore: To keep up with our G7 colleagues, we must increase our spending on innovation and research
Currently the UK spends around 1.7 per cent of its GDP on R&D. Yet the US and China are heading towards three per cent GDP, and others even more.
Ryan Bourne: School catch-up for the disadvantaged? Of course. But do all pupils need it? Not really. The Treasury has a point.
That schooling can improve earning potential doesn’t mean that ever-more schooling is good for all kids in the aftermath of a pandemic.
Benedict Rogers: 32 years after the Tiananmen Square massacre, China’s human rights abuses continue. Here’s how the UK responds.
Three decades on, the regime’s character has not changed – but its tactics have become more sophisticated.