The implications of the crisis are such that Johnson and Sunak need not so much to think outside the box as to trample it to tatters altogether.
Iran, accustomed to artful brinksmanship and operational deniability, and equipped with an experienced cyber army, may take its revenge online.
We are well-placed to aid in de-escalating the crisis, and ultimately securing a diplomatic solution.
It isn’t obvious that his foreign policy has been less effective than George W.Bush’s activism or Obama’s passivity. But what’s his aim here?
Even Monday’s one-off attack will add 20 cents to petrol prices. In the US, that will cost families an extra $18 a month at the petrol pump.
He could soon preside over a full-scale proxy war, or else do the Nixon-to-China routine with Rouhani. There is simply no way of knowing.
As well as a response to the immediate crisis, we need to start planning ahead properly and routinely.
I’m glad to see we’ve now had the guts to stop a tanker we believe is smuggling Iranian oil in defiance of sanctions on Syria.
The Opposition leader had pressed the Prime Minister over the UK’s relationship with Saudi Arabia.
In a low blow, the Scottish Nationalists pretend to back Hunt.
One Labour MP appears to be performing a dedicated Jeremy Corbyn tribute act by mimicking his foreign policy double standards.
From Hong Kong to Yemen to Burma the Foreign Secretary is making positive steps. There is still more to do, however.
The killing gives Turkey’s autocrat the opportunity to make common cause with the Saudi prince’s enemies.
“To carry on overlooking grotesque abuses for the sake of a small number of people dependent on their largesse reflects incredibly badly on us.”
For how much longer can Ministers continue to try to defend a relationship which has become increasingly indefensible?