It is time to consider some sort of international stabilisation and counter-terrorist organisation.
There has been a hugely positive change in mindset when it comes to soldiers’ mental and physical health. Now we need to do more.
My great fear is that isolationism on the left and right could take root. And not all interventions have been disastrous – let alone about imposing our values.
The Prime Minister faces the House of Commons to give a statement of the end of the war in Afghanistan.
In tandem with countries like Canada, Australia, New Zealand and France, we should consider a stronger humanitarian-orientated alliance which has teeth.
“Think of it more like a mafia than a government and you have an idea of how it works,” says the Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee.
Carter insists the “really interesting question” is whether the Taliban will be able to form a viable Government.
“A hard deadline signalled to the Taliban it was a waiting game until the 31st of August,” adds Nandy.
It would seem to compound an injustice to invite these Afghans to join the back of the queue for resettlement assistance.
More than seven in ten of our panellists think special forces operations targeting terrorist bases are the correct way to respond to a future attack.
Given the likely impact of the outcome in Afghanistan on flows of refugees, improvement will be more important than ever.
We need a dedicated minister to oversee the effort and to make sure that our policy offers adequate help to persecuted religious minorities.
Sir Anthony Eden offers the great modern warning: an expert who lacked the mental robustness to cope at the highest level.
Too many defence reviews have followed the Blairite sentiment that we are an instrument for global wellbeing.
If you want a circus, send for Pen Farthing. There’s a government to run. Number Ten must get a grip.