It is a litany of uncomfortable and inconvenient truths. Obsessing over these does little to spur progress.
Posts Tagged: Libya
Garvan Walshe: Leaving Afghanistan won’t stop terrorists using failed states. How can we learn from our mistakes?
It is time to consider some sort of international stabilisation and counter-terrorist organisation.
Sarah Ingham: With our closest NATO ally leaving us high and dry, it’s time to junk the pieties about Britain’s role in the world
Too many defence reviews have followed the Blairite sentiment that we are an instrument for global wellbeing.
James Frayne: Polls suggest the Government will not face a backlash for the principle of withdrawal in Afghanistan
Mainly because people didn’t want troops to be there (or in the Middle East) in the first place.
David Lidington: There’s no alternative to our American alliance. But we also need a new strategic relationship with our European allies.
A lot can be done through NATO structures like the Northern Group that brings together its members and partner countries.
Its development reputation has been tarnished, and nobody is able to define quite what the UK’s foreign policy actually is.
Britain has a moral responsibility to do something in Libya, having played a key role in creating the dangerous vacuum that is swallowing the country today.
The prominence of Russians in the UK means that the UK can play an outside role in making the migraine even worse.
Multilateral political cooperation with the EU, as well as the bilateral relations with its member states, remains in the UK’s best interest.
Garvan Walshe: Strife in the Caucasus. How Armenia and Azerbaijan are pawns in a new great game between Russia and Turkey.
Tensions have been building for the best part of a year, serious skirmishes broke out in June – and America is nowhere to be seen.
Garvan Walshe: Erdogan has failed his country – and turning the Hagia Sophia into a mosque won’t put food back on Turkey’s tables
Narrow victories and a poor response to the Covid-19 crisis almost certainly indicate it’s time for Turkey’s leader to bow out.
Franco Frattini: Turkey’s actions in Libya risk another Europe-wide migrant crisis – and Brexit will not exempt the UK
The international community must wake up to the threat posed by a destabilised Libya on the shores of the Mediterranean.
What’s that you say? That what really matters is the Huawei decision itself? Quite so. And on that, we have an uncomfortable feeling that he’s right.
He is perfectly entitled to crack down on leaks. But it’s worth bearing in mind that this one was scarcely unprecedented.
Lord Ashcroft: A Defence Secretary who believes that the UK should consider getting stuck in to other people’s wars
At a ConHome conference interview yesterday, Williamson suggested we should do so if it will save or improve lives without disproportionate cost.