Some are having fun with Alan Duncan’s diary revelation that Tobias wants Svetland to become a UK spaceport. They shouldn’t.
Arrested by the KGB for bringing in leaflets supporting multilateral disarmament, I was “banned for life” from returning.
It’s striking that the countries that did best during Covid are those, like Taiwan and South Korea, which live under threat of annihilation by their neighbours.
The Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy gives us the chance to act coherently and effectively.
Tensions have been building for the best part of a year, serious skirmishes broke out in June – and America is nowhere to be seen.
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.
The opposition has already demonstrated their courage and fortitude. By all indications, for Europe’s last dictatorship, change is finally coming.
As a general set of principles for the UK global aims, we would do well to turn for inspiration and leadership to Churchill and Roosevelt’s Atlantic Charter.
Economically and politically, Beijing takes advantage of asymmetric openness: we’re open to them, but they are not to us.
He says he’s best placed to deliver Brexit, slash corporation tax and beat Corbyn. And adds “I am not going to criticise Boris for going to a posher public school than me.”
Governments are more likely to help create conditions for it by seeking economic growth, rather than well-being.
For how much longer can Ministers continue to try to defend a relationship which has become increasingly indefensible?
Whitehall’s touted model is inherently flawed. It was ruled out during the referendum and by the Conservative manifesto.
Protecting our open society against threats from authoritarian states is an essential battle. We must not lose.
The 2008 war was an illustration of the serious threat the Kremlin posed. It went unheeded, and so Russia has repeated the trick.