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.
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.
As the run up to the Integrated Security, Defence and Foreign Policy Review draws closer, here are some ideas for improvement.
Narrow victories and a poor response to the Covid-19 crisis almost certainly indicate it’s time for Turkey’s leader to bow out.
Given the EU’s risk levels, its lack of investment in NATO and its poor relations with its neighbours, it is hardly an attractive partner; more of a liability.
Or will Britain trade in its global reputation for lawfulness in exchange for keeping Trump sweet for trade?
Furthermore, the change creates a brand new cart to put before the horse – that’s to say, the awaited defence and security review.
Those that prevent ordinary Syrians from accessing humanitarian aid and economic opportunities should be ended.
Let’s use ever-increasing intelligence – and stop the flow of dirty money out of poor countries.
It is poor foreign policy. It will damage Israel’s counter-terrorism efforts. And it’s flagrantly unacceptable to the Palestinians.
We are well-placed to aid in de-escalating the crisis, and ultimately securing a diplomatic solution.