I fear that the President has poured fuel on the fire of extremism; and created enemies, rather than winning friends.
Thank God for great European leaders, like Merkel, whose idiosyncratic approach to border control played such an understated role in last year’s Brexit vote.
Only by accepting that we all hold moral positions can we hope to generate a more conciliatory and less hostile political environment.
We have the worst of both worlds: our level of involvement is sufficient to prompt allegations of complicity, but insufficient to have a real impact on targeting decisions.
Quality stonewalling from the Defence Secretary on Marr as he treads a middle way between the Foreign Secretary’s view and Downing Street’s reproof.
America, Egypt, Pakistan: former allies are finding reasons to distance themselves.
We still see cases where there is a fundamental disconnect between British foreign policy and British aid. Today, the most perverse example of this lies in Yemen.
The US rightly considers it to be the world’s biggest state sponsor of terror – and it has too often played a malicious role in the geopolitical morass of the Arab world.
A recent UN report documented 119 incidents by the coalition forces, including attacks on weddings, mosques, ports and markets.
The country’s brief period of Muslim Brotherhood rule was a disaster – for its economy, its security and its society.
We need a new legal framework to govern their use.
Whether we measure literacy or longevity, infant mortality or sexual equality, the world in 2015 was a better place during this past twelve months.
An increase in refugees should be mirrored by a reduction in other migration. This won’t happen – and the Government is showing that it buckles under pressure.
Iran’s regime has more values in common with America than Egypt’s or Saudi Arabia’s.
The Gulf Co-operation Council could play a useful role.