Iraq may be a voluntary union in theory, but in practice it is sectarian, over-centralised, and coercive.
Posts Tagged: Middle East
The Crown Prince has taken the lesson from neighbouring Arab states. Progress may be slow, but it cannot be reversed.
I can’t find a single example of this policy successfully moderating such an organisation, but plenty of it distorting Western policy.
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 next few years abroad will be as absorbing as any in recent years, and will demand more of the new Tory intake’s attention than might be considered usual.
Obama’s desperate and impotent decision to abandon the Middle East to the Russians is being overturned. Not before time.
The UK should urgently engage with the Libyan National Army, and support its efforts to defeat the Islamist militias in the West of the country.
It must be a target for expanded sanctions.
Tobias Ellwood, who battled today to save the life of a police officer – and whose life is tragically intertwined with terror
He tried to give a dying policeman mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, and to stem blood loss by applying pressure to the wounds.
The right answer is to discourage people from coming to Calais in the first place, and to help people directly in the Middle East.
Robert Goodwill: We do not want to incentivise perilous journeys to Europe, and play into the hands of the traffickers.
I’m tired of being lectured by Labour politicians. When they were in government, around 800 refugees were resettled each year. We are doing five times that.
Mark Menzies: Banning arms sales to Saudi Arabia would harm Britain and the Middle East – including Yemen
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is not some sort of rogue state but a key ally of the UK. And if we don’t sell to them, our competitors will.
“NATO – the cornerstone of the West’s defence”. The Prime Minister’s speech to the Republican Party Congress: full text
“Let us renew the relationship that can lead the world towards the promise of freedom and prosperity marked out by those ordinary citizens 240 years ago.”
The settlements, but not the military occupation, should be removed from the West Bank – to create the conditions for an agreement with the Palestinians later.