In the public imagination, his vague nuclear threats suggest intercontinental strikes against western cities. But suppose they mean something else.
Any move to grab more powers next year is going to end badly for politicians in Brussels.
But they have hugely different views on economic policy to PiS, and consider its pro-Catholicism naive at best.
It is poor foreign policy. It will damage Israel’s counter-terrorism efforts. And it’s flagrantly unacceptable to the Palestinians.
It isn’t obvious that his foreign policy has been less effective than George W.Bush’s activism or Obama’s passivity. But what’s his aim here?
This autocratic thuggery is happening less than two hours’ flight away. We must not turn a blind eye to it.
It is now necessary to consider a strong and structured security partnership with the EU that would withstand the rule of Russia’s useful idiot.
The new Brexit Department will lead on Europe. The new Trade Department will lead on trade. Morale in King Charles Street will be 20,000 leagues under the sea.
Garvan Walshe’s attack on them on this site last week was mistaken.
We agonise about how much oversight the state should have over us. But government is only going where others can also go, and often do.
Sanctions, NATO redeployment, a new Strategic Defence Review and a missile shield for Eastern Europe all spring to mind.
It’s a good time to revisit our recent series on the Coalition’s successes and failures. Marks out of ten included.
After the past few months, here’s one of the most important questions: will allies be able to trust the U.S to come to their aid?
It’s not enough to declare that Al-Qaeda is on the back foot, it must be stay that way.
Iran’s President simply speaks softly. But the words he whispers are those any goon’s sophisticated front-man: “You’d rather deal with me than with the menacing meathead behind me, wouldn’t you?”