Political instability in America related to the legal cases against Donald Trump is the kind of phenomenon that a nation unfamiliar with democracy can misconstrue as weakness.
Whether it is foreigners at risk in China from the regime’s injustice – and “hostage diplomacy” – or the threat to our institutions at home, we need to wake up to the dangers of the Beijing dragon.
Two years ago, the security of Taiwan was a purely Chinese issue. But the invasion by Russia of Ukraine and China’s more aggressive posturing has changed that picture.
Johnson’s deadline for ending petrol and diesel car sales was always over-optimistic. In our darkening international environment, it is an act of ludicrous folly.
“More than talk and language, actions are what matter, and we have taken robust action where necessary since I became Prime Minister.”
Sunak will hope he is spared a crisis, even if the electoral politics of it could be advantageous.
The visit by Xi Jinping to Moscow last week underscored the threat to democratic nations of expansionist tyrants who believe it their mission, even their right, to overwhelm and overcome their smaller neighbours.
The Prime Minister must learn from his predecessor and condemn Beijing’s hostile activity.
Garvan Walshe is a former National and International Security Policy Adviser to the Conservative Party Democracy doesn’t defend itself. It only survives if citizens and the politicians they elect defend political institutions and keep those who would destroy them out of power. This is the idea behind militant democracy, whose name we owe to the […]
The second article in a two-part mini series by the author on ConservativeHome this week.
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An invasion by Beijing could devastate the global economy. Yet neither Sunak nor Truss have set out their policy
A new report sets out clear steps the UK can take, alongside our allies, to reinforce this vital democratic partner.
If Xi Jinping comes to believe the West will not defend its allies, the consequences could be disastrous.