A combination of repression and culture war sustained the current system in recent years. But the effectiveness of that approach is wearing off.
Posts Tagged: Syria
It won’t be easy but regional powers can make it happen if they make the right choices.
Bob Blackman: Ministers must not yield to Iran’s blackmail in their struggle to get Nazanin back home
Her release will only happen without a far higher cost if we are to penalise the regime for its unacceptable actions and make them costly instead of profitable.
Garvan Walshe: In Lebanon, Saudi Arabia plays with fire. And there is no American adult to provide supervision.
The Saudi crown prince is in a hurry on every front – if anyone is advising him to take care, then he is certainly not listening to them.
Women in particular suffer from being dependent on their husbands or children to translate for them.
The President himself hasn’t set out what he would like to happen next, and has provided no detailed plan for what would replace the current agreement.
De-certification of nuclear agreement could lead world leaders to conclude that such deals with the United States are not worth the candle.
We can be proud of the military campaigns in Iraq and Syria. There remains much to do and we will stay the course.
James Gray: Before yet another defence review, we must first answer the big question – what is Britain for?
Unless we know our role in the world, we cannot have a strategy. And without a strategy, we cannot suitably design our armed forces.
Values give real power to people – not symbols. Of all the issues that we face, is this truly one that our Prime Minister should be focusing on?
I voted Leave because I felt it would present chances to do things better. This is just such a chance.
Despite the outcome, our manifesto was a step in the right direction, from which we must not retreat backwards.
The savage attacks we have witnessed must drive us to work more closely with our regional allies.
James Frayne: Voters want a brutal response to terrorists, but aren’t clear on the best way to combat extremism
Fears that the public are shifting towards aggressive, populist cultural policies targeted at Muslims are misfounded.
The Prime Minister proposed four steps to take on and defeat our enemies and their ideology.