He long warned of the perils of NATO expansion, the need to manage China’s emergence onto the world stage, and the paucity of Western strategy. Tragically, he has been vindicated.
Positive ideas of empire which in recent decades almost no one dared to express are emerging once more into public discourse.
There is much that we can offer the region thanks to our expertise in many of the twenty-first century’s key industries.
The situation will fester, which will pose major challenges for statecraft, and for the stability both of Ukraine and of surrounding areas.
There are also diplomatic and geostrategic opportunities for Global Britain to lead on developing human and environmental standards.
We’re closer to a greener, cleaner, safer planet, but the real success of the summit will only be determined in the years ahead.
Sir Anthony Eden offers the great modern warning: an expert who lacked the mental robustness to cope at the highest level.
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.
We should take pride in seven decades of refugee protection, and it is a principle we must uphold in the future too.
We urgently need an inquiry to understand our strategic failures in the country, and what went wrong.
Our debates are often rooted in “the West”, and the successes of nations outside of this club tend to be passing headlines at most.
Future deals will be important but they should be viewed as a means to an end rather than an end in of themselves
The CPTPP is preferable to the EU because it elevates mutual recognition over harmonisation.