Should the current Anyone-but-Netanyahu ensemble collapse under the weight of its diversity, he stands a good chance of returning.
It at least gives hope that, after the chaos and corruption of the last decade, some limited change and political accountability might at last be possible.
Germany, Hungary, Italy and Bulgaria are highly dependent on Russian gas exports, raising the prospect of bitter arguments to come.
Traditional secular nationalist-driven Palestinian terrorism has been taking on a more religiously motivated dimension in recent years.
The Middle East had been entering a period of relative calm, but Putin’s aggression in Europe puts it at risk.
He bet that it would seek to become a normal country and the region would wane in strategic importance. He was wrong.
The decision to drop an approach maintained by both parties since 1979 could put British nationals overseas at risk.
In a region where there are multiple opposing camps, it navigates by dealing with any and everyone.
NATO must stand united against Russia’s desire to restore Soviet hegemony.
As with the Iraq War, the public is none too appreciative when it realises it has been misled, not least thanks to dodgy data.
The consequences for the international order have been debated for decades, but, in contrast, little attention has been paid to this area.
Anti-corruption and cementing new treaties should take precedence over softer fashionable favourites.
Too many defence reviews have followed the Blairite sentiment that we are an instrument for global wellbeing.
Mainly because people didn’t want troops to be there (or in the Middle East) in the first place.