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.
If this is the case for Conservative MPs, it is all the more important for their leader. Rishi Sunak should walk through the lobbies today and back the Committee.
“Over time the nakedness of the Woke emperor is going to be exposed:” demands for compensation have seldom proved wise.
The recent drive, apparently coordinated between Paris and Berlin, to push Ukraine for a compromise settlement must be resisted.
Moscow’s status anxiety previously impeded an ‘alliance of autocracies’. It can no longer afford it.
Next, European policies towards China, both in the EU and in the UK, are likely to come under increased scrutiny.
If Xi Jinping comes to believe the West will not defend its allies, the consequences could be disastrous.
The naive globalisation of the 1990s has become a liability. Britain and its allies need to beef up their defences
The row over the Northern Ireland Protocol must not be allowed to poison co-operation with our continental partners on defence against Russia.
The international community must set out consequences for Beijing’s flagrant breaches of international treaties.
The deal sends a starkly clear message to China – and will reassure India, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan that their security interests are also British interests.
Three decades on, the regime’s character has not changed – but its tactics have become more sophisticated.
The UK and governments across the west have started to act. But we’re still just starting to figure out how to respond.
It’s striking that the countries that did best during Covid are those, like Taiwan and South Korea, which live under threat of annihilation by their neighbours.