The region has been conspicuously absent from our foreign policy discourse, largely attributable to mistrust on intervention caused by the Iraq war.
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Garvan Walshe: This week’s Israel-Morocco deal. A consolation gift for Trump…and a strategic win for China.
The agreement involves revising an international border – opposed in this case by the EU and the UK. It will have knock-on effects elsewhere.
Robert Halfon: Helping our friends and allies the Kurds, beacons of pluralism and democracy in the Middle East
They deserve more attention in our developing foreign and security policy – since the Middle East matters massively to global peace and prosperity.
Julie Newcombe: Hancock must aid the pandemic’s forgotten victims. The hundreds of autistic people detained in secure units.
Is the sequestering, incarceration and forgetting of these vulnerable children and young adults any better than in Georgian and Victorian times?
Daniel Hannan: One man driving to Durham imperils the nation’s health. But lots of protesters in London don’t. Have we all gone mad?
Sitting in a park is selfish, but organising a mass demonstration in a park is wonderful, and schools should still stay closed. Seriously?
Joe Baron: Leaving the EU is a joyous expression of national self-confidence. For that, we have Thatcher to thank.
If Britain joined in a moment of self-doubt, it voted out as a confident, self-assured, optimistic, outward-looking and independent nation state.
The Prime Minister has shown a moderation of which his critics did not believe him capable.
Chloe Westley: The twisted ideology that upends reason – and presents terror backers as innocent victims
Postmodernism strips the likes of Shamima Begum of personal responsibility and judges her solely by ethnicity, religion and class.
This article was originally published on the anniversary of the former President’s election. We re-issue it today as news comes of his death.
The Kurds’ desire for greater autonomy is understandable, but this is not the time to propose independence.
We must not allow Brexit to force us to make lucrative deals with repressive autocracies, even as they commit human rights violations and possible war crimes.
We persist in chasing the symptoms of problems in Iraq, rather than trying to work out the root causes – thus aiding the growth of Iranian power.
He governed in the shadow of Reagan, and lost his re-election bid. But he achieved much at home, even more abroad – and makes Trump look like a moral dwarf.
A compromise solution would be to keep him in power but limit his powers.
Their response in the Commons.