Though by demanding that America’s allies spend more on their own defence, the President is unwittingly doing us a favour.
The President is often taken literally but not seriously, whereas he should be taken seriously but not literally.
We need America. So we need its President – whether we like him or not. May must not let Macron walk off with Europe’s defence and security leadership.
We are so preoccupied with Brexit and Putin that we may have missed the significance of the President’s latest sacking-and-replacement.
The Saudi crown prince is in a hurry on every front – if anyone is advising him to take care, then he is certainly not listening to them.
The deal won’t stop Iran’s nuclear programme for good, but it is still better than alternative, military means of non-proliferation.
International humanitarian law may be imperfect, but it can ameliorate some of the worst horrors of armed conflict – such as the Khan Sheikhoun gas attack.
Republicans will need the support of some Democrats to get a budget through Congress
To say that Trump’s nominee doesn’t fit the traditional profile is an understatement.