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Though micro-measures aimed at those responsible might work: travel bans, asset seizures, arrest warrants.
If it were the critical factor, Belgium should have been superbly prepared for the pandemic. Alas, it was not.
The Coronavirus coverup, assaults on democracy and the appalling genocide of the Uyghur Muslims mean that the world must distance itself from the CCP.
Many of these institutions claim to be “safe spaces”. Not if you voted Conservative, though.
Iran, accustomed to artful brinksmanship and operational deniability, and equipped with an experienced cyber army, may take its revenge online.
During the years when the West sought to draw Iran back into the comity of nations, the ayatollahs backed terrorist bombs, cyberattacks, and drone shootings.
This case is an early litmus test of the character and intentions of our new Government.
There would, quite rightly, be outrage if a senior Conservative figure delivered a speech to a crowd which waved fascist flags.
In addition to the old ‘useful idiots’, the Kims and Castros of the world know they can rely on the aid of genuine idiots, too. We ought to know better.
For the most part, capital in offshore centres is invested, fetching rates of return far in excess of the value that most government expenditure can generate.
Plus: Johnson’s cunning plan. Crisis? What crisis? Paterson breaks into German. And when Green was chucked over a bridge.
Deep down, Corbyn regrets the outcome of the Cold War. Even now, when the full horror of its legacy is clear, he can’t bring himself to renounce Marxism.
There is also significant support for some pretty extreme socialist policies among the wider electorate.
Only in a place or time where you hadn’t witnessed the effects on people of a lack of choice might you be willing to countenance it yourself.
The situation will fester, which will pose major challenges for statecraft, and for the stability both of Ukraine and of surrounding areas.