Tensions have been building for the best part of a year, serious skirmishes broke out in June – and America is nowhere to be seen.
His instinct to bring together various reserves to create a ‘Second Line’ was crucial in the First World War; leaders today should take inspiration.
We are seeing the rise of the outrider. These ‘non-party campaigns’ often spring up in and around elections – with the public in the dark about their funding.
From working with Lithuania to enable gas pipelines, to relaxing visas for Belarusians, there’s much we can do to put pressure on Lukashenko’s regime.
It should initiate an “International Prosperity Initiative” – to provide an alternative to the “aid” agendas of authoritarian rivals.
Plus: Russia’s opposition leader was poisoned, so now slap Magnitsky sanctions on Putin. And: Phil Collins’ ungracious departure.
We’re crafting together a response to a question for 2024: “who do you want to be governing the country for the next four or five years?”
Downing Street’s soft power alliance to help constrain China would support and project common values.
To do so would mean more than staying in step with Trump. For no US administration could accept being bound into a UN system without a veto.
We could give in to the leftist, isolationist Little England vision of a reclusive UK. Alternatively, we could make Global Britain a reality.
Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom joined the USA in condemning moves to shut down free and fair elections in Hong Kong.
The opposition has already demonstrated their courage and fortitude. By all indications, for Europe’s last dictatorship, change is finally coming.
Many of these institutions claim to be “safe spaces”. Not if you voted Conservative, though.
As the run up to the Integrated Security, Defence and Foreign Policy Review draws closer, here are some ideas for improvement.
That Johnson’s recent visit was reported as though he were a Governor-General of Imperial India touring the North-West frontier is a bad sign.