The universally hawkish attitude of British elites rests on shaky assumptions about the progress of the war and America’s priorities.
The second article in a two-part mini series by the author on ConservativeHome this week.
In the geo-political battle of ideas, between an open, liberal vision of government and society, and a more authoritarian template, the continent, overwhelmingly, is in the right column.
Talk of building a global alliance of democracies will fall flat if we visibly neglect smaller, more difficult and less fashionable causes.
Those who believe the world’s heritage should be curated by universal museums hold hardcore ideologised radical views.
An alternative, merely defensive strategy plays into Putin’s hands by prolonging the war and easing political pressure on the Kremlin.
The country has interests in a reasonable relationship with Russia, its relationship with the West is far more critical.
I am grateful to ConservativeHome for publishing my Chagos assessments every Christmas/new year since 2012. A decade later we are close to a resolution.
In pursuit of the prosecution of Jimmy Lai, the pro-Beijing regime is dismantling the rule of law and breaking the Sino-British Declaration.
Such initiatives are surely a deserving recipient of more of the UK’s overseas aid than China, which reportedly received £51.7 million last year.
Is the free world prepared to show an ounce of the courage of the people risking their lives to defy the Iranian regime?
The former Conservative leader says the policy “sounds like it could have come from Sir Humphrey in Yes Minister.”
Justin Trudeau’s government is much less prepared to call what China is doing in Xinjiang a genocide, however.
Beyond the World Cup, the emirate is buying its way into our university, school, and sporting systems. But at what cost?
In Moscow, the question is whether Western support for Zelensky’s government outlasts their own citizens’ patience with the draft.