The Middle East had been entering a period of relative calm, but Putin’s aggression in Europe puts it at risk.
This list of allies and partners includes Australia, Israel, South Korea, Japan, Oman, Qatar and Singapore.
In a region where there are multiple opposing camps, it navigates by dealing with any and everyone.
This sector is hugely important to the UK economy, accounting for many jobs, as well as boosting trade. The Government must help it in these troubled times.
Iran, accustomed to artful brinksmanship and operational deniability, and equipped with an experienced cyber army, may take its revenge online.
I’m glad to see we’ve now had the guts to stop a tanker we believe is smuggling Iranian oil in defiance of sanctions on Syria.
It’s no good boasting about this country’s ‘soft power’ arsenal if even our putative allies can take UK citizens hostage at will.
Iran’s demonstrators are asking for reform, and all democrats should openly support their goals.
America, Egypt, Pakistan: former allies are finding reasons to distance themselves.
We re-issue the new Brexit Secretary’s essay on economic policy and the EU negotiation, originally published on this site on Monday.