Too many defence reviews have followed the Blairite sentiment that we are an instrument for global wellbeing.
The Cabinet Office’s Review will ask complex questions about its purpose. But a straightforward one may be the place to start.
Given the EU’s risk levels, its lack of investment in NATO and its poor relations with its neighbours, it is hardly an attractive partner; more of a liability.
Is the Treasury up for funding and voters up for supporting the ideas he sketched out ealier this week?
Britain should call in the Burmese ambassador, suspend its training programme with the Burma Army, and continue to press at the UN.
Wednesday’s events in the Commons have laid to rest the ghost of the Iraq War.
The Russian scheme has a major, obvious flaw: the Syrian regime is mostly fighting not ISIS, but other armed groups.