We should take pride in seven decades of refugee protection, and it is a principle we must uphold in the future too.
Posts Tagged: Syria
Garvan Walshe: Biden’s withdrawal from Afghanistan may not be a strategic mistake, but it is a moral disaster.
Afghan security force members are being murdered. Girls’ schools are being shut down. Iran and Russia are weighing up a return to the quagmire.
Garvan Walshe: Iran’s new President will be a headache for the West – and a nightmare for Iranians themselves
Raisi, who presided over the execution of 5000 regime opponents in 1988, would be a strong bulwark against an Iranian version of Gorbachev taking over.
Councils would benefit from clarity on funding in order to provide sanctuary for more of the world’s most vulnerable people.
Ruth Davidson: The pandemic has been devastating for the world’s poorest girls. We cannot turn our backs on them.
The Chancellor’s decision to cut foreign aid will put futures in jeopardy.
There’s a difference between skiving school with your friends and travelling to Syria to pledge your allegiance to a death cult.
The region has been conspicuously absent from our foreign policy discourse, largely attributable to mistrust on intervention caused by the Iraq war.
British regular soldiers will be on the ground in a new theatre for the first time since Iraq – and Labour are fully on board.
Garvan Walshe: Strife in the Caucasus. How Armenia and Azerbaijan are pawns in a new great game between Russia and Turkey.
Tensions have been building for the best part of a year, serious skirmishes broke out in June – and America is nowhere to be seen.
Local authorities have welcomed those seeking sanctuary and helped to integrate them smoothly into their new surroundings.
Bill Cash: We would be within our rights to override the Withdrawal Agreement. And in any event, the EU itself is a law-breaker.
Look, too, at the track record of EU Member States. In 2020, Germany’s highest court ruled on subordinating EU law to German law. The EU took no action.
That country needs assistance in making the transition to responsible, accountable democracy after a generation of corrupt leadership.
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.
The greater the incentives for people traffickers, the more lives will be lost. The Australian approach is morally right.
Dom Morris: The focus on physical contest is compromising national security. An upcoming review must change that.
As the run up to the Integrated Security, Defence and Foreign Policy Review draws closer, here are some ideas for improvement.