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Truss must ensure Britain remains a global leader in development, as well as in defence and diplomacy.
Garvan Walshe: Germany’s new government may get tougher on Russia and China. Which would suit ours. But there’s a snag.
Ministers must grasp that this new one will be even more disposed to conduct its foreign policy through the EU.
Tim Montgomerie: Lessons for ideology-free Johnson – and the Conservatives – in ideology-free Merkel’s legacy. And her party’s fate.
Political popularity appears to be broad and sustained but, when eventually it is exhausted, the falling away of support is dramatic.
Jon Moynihan and Christopher Howarth: Now Truss should deploy Britain’s Brexit dividend – all the way from aid to trade
Anti-corruption and cementing new treaties should take precedence over softer fashionable favourites.
John Redwood: Our energy policy should start with keeping the lights on and the factories powered up
The Business Secretary needs to review the mesh of subsidies, regulations, penalty taxes and import arrangements that passes for an energy policy.
The only way the circle of net zero can be squared with reliable, carbon-free and cheap supply is by embracing home-grown nuclear power.
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.
Stephen Booth: As next month’s federal election draws closer, is Germany set for three party government?
It is worth noting the lack of a German, and therefore European, consensus on the foreign policy challenges facing the West, particularly on Russia and China.
Mark Francois: Tempting though it may be to stage one, Johnson should avoid a Love Actually moment with Biden
European defence budgets only go so far, and ultimately we need the Anglo-American link.
Its development reputation has been tarnished, and nobody is able to define quite what the UK’s foreign policy actually is.
Sarah Ingham: How much should we take from, say, the NHS budget to fund a unilateral mission in Afghanistan – if anything?
Regime change usually involves chaos, bloodshed and a humanitarian crisis. Has the Stop the War movement become Continue the Military Intervention?
WATCH: Bridgen says if US won’t help get coalition personnel out, the UK may need to deploy more troops
“What I’m hearing is the moment the Americans have got who they want out of Kabul, they’ll be pulling their troops out. That is unacceptable.”
Jack Richardson: Another Biden policy calamity, and one closer to home. The Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline.
His green light for the German-Russian link to go ahead was an unpardonable security and environmental folly.
Can we really afford to get on the front foot against Russia and China at once as the United States trends towards isolationism?