The only real hope that exists for lasting peace is to strengthen the Afghan government and its institutions, not undermine them.
It is poor foreign policy. It will damage Israel’s counter-terrorism efforts. And it’s flagrantly unacceptable to the Palestinians.
Within Tehran’s divided and vengeful establishment, the race is on to avoid blame. But the regime as a whole has been found wanting.
“The most important thing now is that tensions in the region calm down…let’s dial this thing down.”
President Hassan Rouhani said an investigation found that “missiles fired due to human error”, described the crash as an “unforgivable mistake”. Iran’s Revolutionary Guardss apparently mistook it for a hostile aircraft, despite all passenger jets having active transponders, that radar screens display the transponder information, that radar tracking would have shown the passenger jet leaving […]
Plus: What Johnson was supposed to do about Iran from Number Ten that he couldn’t do from Mustique is mysterious. I imagine that it has phones and the internet.
Iran, accustomed to artful brinksmanship and operational deniability, and equipped with an experienced cyber army, may take its revenge online.
“I think most reasonable people would accept that the United States has the right to protect its bases and its personnel,” declares Johnson.
During the election, Guido speculated on which terrorist friend Corbyn would invite to Downing Street first if he were elected in December. Luckily we will now never find out… Corbyn has now unveiled his latest shocking foreign policy opinion in refusing to call Soleimani a terrorist – a man responsible for the deaths of thousands of […]
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During the years when the West sought to draw Iran back into the comity of nations, the ayatollahs backed terrorist bombs, cyberattacks, and drone shootings.
The Defence Secretary accused the Leader of the Opposition of spouting anti-American, “anti-imperialist guff”.
Johnson is “scared to stand up to President Trump” over the US assassination of Soleimani.
“He was not an advocate of a more peaceful and prosperous Middle East.”
The Prime Minister has shown a moderation of which his critics did not believe him capable.
We are well-placed to aid in de-escalating the crisis, and ultimately securing a diplomatic solution.
This year’s Security, Defence and Foreign Policy review provides an excellent opportunity to reinforce Britain’s place as a leader in cyber power.
It isn’t obvious that his foreign policy has been less effective than George W.Bush’s activism or Obama’s passivity. But what’s his aim here?
His decision to mistreat America’s traditional allies in the region, especially the Kurds, now look likes an even worse error of judgement than it did at the time.
The death toll that can be laid at his feet is far greater than that attributable to ISIS and Al Qaeda.
The seriousness of the uprising can be judged by the severity of the crackdown. Over 100 are dead, and the internet has been shut down.
Without resolution, this crisis will worsen and spread further afield.
He could soon preside over a full-scale proxy war, or else do the Nixon-to-China routine with Rouhani. There is simply no way of knowing.
Trump is now on his fourth National Security Adviser. By the time the election comes, expect him to be on his fifth or sixth.