Plus: No nay to Huawei. Or to HS2, too. And: my looming interview with Pompeo on his visit to London.
Posts Tagged: North Korea
Iran, accustomed to artful brinksmanship and operational deniability, and equipped with an experienced cyber army, may take its revenge online.
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?
Liam Fox: Now we must focus on getting Brexit done – and on Labour’s threat to wages, job and savings
Understandably, attention is concentrated on the London Bridge attack aftermath. But we must focus laser-like on all the essential issues.
He could soon preside over a full-scale proxy war, or else do the Nixon-to-China routine with Rouhani. There is simply no way of knowing.
Ben Roback: A lesson from Bolton’s departure. With this President, it’s personality, not policy, that counts – his own.
Trump is now on his fourth National Security Adviser. By the time the election comes, expect him to be on his fifth or sixth.
Plus: No, the Trump-Kim Jong Un summit wasn’t altogether a failure. And: Costa should get his old job back.
The 2020 race, then, looks wide open and depends on two things outside the President’s direct control.
Len McCluskey’s opposition to a second referendum is explicit, Seamus Milne’s Euroscepticism is unshakeable, and so on. The People’s Voters need Labour’s whipping power, but they won’t get it.
Henry Newman: A Brexit deal isn’t certain, but it’s within reach – and it could still make it through Parliament
The process is hard and risky, but it still seems unlikely that the Labour Party would really torpedo an agreement in the last resort.
Benedict Rogers: Hunt has made a strong start in placing values at the heart of British foreign policy
From Hong Kong to Yemen to Burma the Foreign Secretary is making positive steps. There is still more to do, however.
Our columnist goes behind the scenes in the White House, as fly on the wall of the Oval Office.
WATCH: Jong-Un’s face – as Trump tells photographers that both men want to look “nice and handsome and thin”
“Very nice…getting a good picture, everybody?…thank you,” the American President concludes.
A few small steps for both men, a giant leap for nuclear disarmament and international engagement?
The United States’ traditional allies are wondering if the President’s erratic and aggressive behaviour is a ploy or his true nature.