There is a debate to be had about future engagement with the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan. It can be had without propagandising for its members and making the fight against them look ridiculous.
In financial sanctions and diplomatic recognition, the West has the tools to drive change in Kabul this International Women’s Day.
The President is scarred by his disastrous mishandling of the Taliban’s summer takeover of Afghanistan.
The row over the Northern Ireland Protocol must not be allowed to poison co-operation with our continental partners on defence against Russia.
It is a litany of uncomfortable and inconvenient truths. Obsessing over these does little to spur progress.
The Government can help to ensure that one of the faith’s leading authorities publicly stresses the rights of religious minorities and women.
“Think of it more like a mafia than a government and you have an idea of how it works,” says the Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee.
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.
Mainly because people didn’t want troops to be there (or in the Middle East) in the first place.
A unified approach against this authoritarian power is the only way to combat Chinese influence and expansion.
A lot can be done through NATO structures like the Northern Group that brings together its members and partner countries.
Sensing blood, the vultures are circling: ISIS is active already, and not only in the remoter parts of country.
Regime change usually involves chaos, bloodshed and a humanitarian crisis. Has the Stop the War movement become Continue the Military Intervention?