The US and UK are keen to prioritise the green agenda, but can’t afford to ignore the challenge posed by illiberal regimes.
Posts Tagged: Russia
Events in Eastern Europe call the assumptions of the Government’s new defence posture into question. Can we defend our treaty allies?
Iain Dale: On my radio show, I asked Salmond who he would side with out of Putin or Biden. Can you guess his answer?
Plus: I’ve been around the political lobbying world for 30 years, but the Greensill scandal has genuinely floored me.
Garvan Walshe: Russia’s building up troops on Ukraine’s border. Here’s what we can do to stymie Putin.
Britain can convene a coalition of countries, including Poland, Sweden, Finland, the Netherlands and the Baltic states, possibly with Ukraine in association.
Luke Coffey: My friend Tobias Ellwood is right to want Britain to purchase this piece of Norwegian archipelago in the Arctic Circle
Some are having fun with Alan Duncan’s diary revelation that Tobias wants Svetland to become a UK spaceport. They shouldn’t.
Stephen Booth: Merkel’s departure is Macron’s opportunity – an opening for his dreams of an even closer Union
And if Germany’s Greens are in government after the federal election, they will be inclined to help him.
Garvan Walshe: Merkeldammerung. Germany’s polls put the Greens within striking distance of government.
A traffic light coalition? A Jamaica coalition? Who knows? What’s certain is that the CDU/CSU is struggling amidst a fragmenting landscape.
Daniel Hannan: I hate everything about the lockdown. But most of all, how much we like being bossed around.
An alien visitor, judging only from the texture of daily life, would assume that Britain in early 2021 was a far more repressive state than Russia or China.
The former Chancellor discusses his conservative vision with Ryan Henson of the Coalition for Global Prosperity.
Wallace has done well to win an exceptional defence settlement, but it may not be enough to fund all the Integrated Review’s ambitions.
Johnson – “Our new, full-spectrum approach to cyber will transform our ability to protect our people”
The Integrated Review of security, defence, development and foreign policy is upon us. But will the capabilities follow the challenges, or vice-versa?
Ben Roback: China. Under Trump, a threat. Under Biden, a competitor. His speech at the Munich Security Conference.
The President’s address was tougher on Russia, but far from radical. If anything, it risked being disappointingly tame.
The saga shows how vulnerable Britain’s planning system can be to high profile, articulate pressure groups.
Perhaps the answer is bound up with China – and our inability to focus on more than a single problem at once.
Daniel Hannan: The China genocide amendment. Trade sanctions punish the innocent – and make fortunes for oppressive regimes
Though micro-measures aimed at those responsible might work: travel bans, asset seizures, arrest warrants.