The vulgar cries of Hamas supporters must not impel an ignorant fear that they are the true representatives of Islam.
During the half century since the Yom Kippur war took place, conflict abroad has increasingly meant consequences here.
Pakistan has long been one of our largest aid recipients, and between 2015 and 2019 Pakistan was the largest single recipient of direct British government-to-government bilateral aid. Yet its courts uphold forced marriages arranged by kidnapping.
Rising above tribal instinct to deliver equality under the law is the foundation of civilisation. It is a habit hard to learn, and easy to forget.
NATO must stand united against Russia’s desire to restore Soviet hegemony.
Our woke elites want to return to the pre-modern idea of group rights, collective identity and advancement by caste.
One of my seasonal wishes is for the Afghan Citizens Resettlement Scheme (ACRS) to include people from such religious minority groups.
Anti-corruption and cementing new treaties should take precedence over softer fashionable favourites.
The Government can help to ensure that one of the faith’s leading authorities publicly stresses the rights of religious minorities and women.
The conflict in Afghanistan isn’t just about ideas, and can’t be insulated from its geographic environment.
Nor could the Foreign Secretary pretend that his department was paying much attention to Afghanistan before the fall of Kabul.
Sensing blood, the vultures are circling: ISIS is active already, and not only in the remoter parts of country.
Afghan security force members are being murdered. Girls’ schools are being shut down. Iran and Russia are weighing up a return to the quagmire.
We urgently need an inquiry to understand our strategic failures in the country, and what went wrong.