The region has been conspicuously absent from our foreign policy discourse, largely attributable to mistrust on intervention caused by the Iraq war.
Posts Tagged: Saudi Arabia
Garvan Walshe: Conservatives need to choose. Are they with democracy or with the Capitol terrorists?
The main issue is not that the latter’s actions are extreme, but that they’re anti-constitutional.
Ryan Bourne: Johnson’s green jobs. Subsidy-reliant, expensive, price-raising. And a job loser elsewhere.
We should judge the desirability of a pro-wind energy policy by the social value added, not the numbers employed in the sector.
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.
Benedict Rogers: It’s time for Raab to bring Magnitsky sanctions to bear on those oppressing Hong Kong
The Foreign Secretary helped to author this important legislation. If Britain is to continue to take a robust stance against Beijing, he must now use it,
James Gurd: So often, views of the Middle East are out of date. As this historic deal between Israel and the UEA shows.
Sunni Arab leaders now recognise that Iran’s aggression represents an existential threat to more than just the Jewish state.
Plus: Why the BBC must keep Neil. Why I’m leaving Lloyds. And: three hours with the LibDem leadership candidates.
There is further to go – but we can be proud of what the Foreign Secretary has already delivered.
The Saudi financing of Newcastle United is a national disgrace. It’s time we took it seriously.
The idea that we should not seek the closest commercial relationship with the United States is unconscionable.
Michael Fabricant: Never mind the WHO – the UN is unfit for purpose. Why we may have to look for a successor.
The simple fact is that, despite its lofty goals, it repeatedly fails to live up to the values and standards it was set up to defend.
The economy and the virus. Tear up the rulebook – we need Big State Government on a scale unknown in modern times.
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?