Experience suggests that killers motivated by Islamist extremism seldom act outside terrorist networks.
The Integrated Review of security, defence, development and foreign policy is upon us. But will the capabilities follow the challenges, or vice-versa?
As the great eye of the Conservative Party swivels its gaze towards the Far East, it’s in danger of missing other threats that are closer to home.
Sara Khan should hold an investigation into racial and religious prejudice among all the main parties.
Fear of western girls and women is a part of the ideology which is struggling for control of Islam – the hatred of liberal democracy where Salafism and Islamism meet.
The Government seems to get the message, but Conservative MPs should be vigilant. An Islamist government in Damascus would be in neither Syria’s interest nor ours.
They will be asking themselves if they want to sign a blank cheque for an American President whose foreign policy is so impulsive and apparently ill thought through.
There is still no sign that the Government can find a workable definition.
Every time something horrible happens we allow ourselves to get distracted by a witch hunt.
I am regularly dismayed by two opposing refusals to accept reality.
It was the Arab Spring of 2010/11 that triggered today’s troubles in Iraq – not the 2003 invasion, for all its faults.