It won’t be easy but regional powers can make it happen if they make the right choices.
Her release will only happen without a far higher cost if we are to penalise the regime for its unacceptable actions and make them costly instead of profitable.
The Saudi crown prince is in a hurry on every front – if anyone is advising him to take care, then he is certainly not listening to them.
The goals of the young Crown Prince are broadly in line with ours. But we should be urging calm thinking and cool heads.
I voted Leave because I felt it would present chances to do things better. This is just such a chance.
The way in which the 0.7 per cent target is defined is out of date. Lack of money is not necessarily the primary cause of underdevelopment.
To advocate regime change without a plan for the future would be criminally negligent. What we can do is to influence, support and invest in the people of Syria.
Thank God for great European leaders, like Merkel, whose idiosyncratic approach to border control played such an understated role in last year’s Brexit vote.
The US rightly considers it to be the world’s biggest state sponsor of terror – and it has too often played a malicious role in the geopolitical morass of the Arab world.
Here is a people who maintain a firm desire to persist with their finely-balanced political system and build their government’s capability.
This is better way of dealing with both migration and the terror threat than the patchwork measures taken so far by the EU.
So much of the present crisis – and of the intervening suffering – can be traced to our failure to move decisively against Assad two years ago.
There is much more to the country than the political controversies which are the focus of most reports.
Tehran’s approach of destabilisation and domination threatens a nuclear arms race and the destruction of Israel.
There are means of intervening there, but they are very limited indeed.