Foreign Affairs & Security Policy

Sunday, August 12, 2018
The current events in Palestine in and around Gaza are a good opportunity to analyse the defence of the Palestinian case and why it has achieved so little in so long. It is possible to understand this as a local example of what is actually a general...
Sunday, April 29, 2018
Last weekend saw a joint mission to engage in airstrikes on strategic locations in Syria. This campaign was the West’s reaction to the use of chemical weapons, yet again by the Russian backed Assad regime. This mission involved a combined offensive...
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
If anything has emerged from the separation process from the EU among all the confusion and contradicting opinions, it is that despite the optimistic claims of many separatists, there seems to be a clear trade-off between national sovereignty and...
Wednesday, January 3, 2018
With the many overlapping conflicts by which the Middle-East is now agitated, it is difficult to find a central leitmotiv to it all. Yet also as events progress, the reality of objective alliances is more visible every day. The Saudi kingdom is less...
Thursday, December 7, 2017
Who would have thought that wars of secession were not a thing of the past in Europe? The events in Spain are here to remind us that no epoch is an island and rarely do the mechanics of history cease to apply.Luckily for Spain, it doesn’t seem...
Thursday, November 30, 2017
"We have heard enough from the remain camp as to what they would be willing to accept from a deal with the EU, Brexiteers in Parliament need to lay down what their absolute red lines are in any deal and fight for the Brexit the British people voted...
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
It is no surprise that the recent referendum in Kurdistan produced a crushing majority in favour of independence; no more is it surprising that the government in Bagdad refused to accept this result or even the principle of a consultation, as it...
Friday, October 27, 2017
  Considering last June’s election centred largely on the ongoing negotiations with the European Union over Britain’s departure from it, it would be normal to think the balance of power in the House having been changed that similarly...
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
With the Iraqi government’s symbolic victory in Mosul, it is most likely we are watching the dusk of ISIL in its present form. We can already identify the difficulties faced by the government and the people of Iraq after it is gone. Those are in two...
Sunday, June 4, 2017
Last week, Donald Trump’s visit to the Orient was remarkable by its conformity and continuity with previous American policy. Notably, he included in his Israeli press conference a repeat of the traditional diplomatic line that Israel is an important...
Thursday, June 1, 2017
One would think from France’s recent election that the current wave of nationalism has been stopped at the French dyke. Recall the collective sigh of relief breathed by the press and all those who were certain they had avoided a return of fascism (...
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Read the original article at the Daily ExpressI spent the last month in the United States, watching what is at least the greatest show in democracy: the inauguration of the American President.This show was bigger and greater than many of those that...
Sunday, January 15, 2017
 Over the past months and especially with the assassination of Russia’s ambassador to Ankara, commentators have been surprised at the resilience of the alliance between Turkey and Russia, which have historically been more foes than friends....
Saturday, January 14, 2017
 Read the original article at ConservativeHomeIn 2003, before becoming an MP, I was invited to a dinner with Iain Duncan Smith, then our leader, and the leader of the Law and Justice Party, Jarosław Kaczynski – Poland’s undisputed strongman...
Saturday, January 7, 2017
 Read the original article at Generation ConservativeReferring to a nation that joins the political entity of a state to the cultural entity of a nation, the Nation State has been understood since the Treaty of Westphalia (1648) and has been...
Thursday, December 29, 2016
 Nothing happens in politics by accident, even when it appears to.  We have heard from Guy Verhofstadt that associate EU citizenship is not only desirable for the British public, but perhaps now the EU can advance it without treaty...
Wednesday, December 28, 2016
 Read the original article at Generation ConservativeI am all for the notion of cementing a sense of national pride in this country. In fact, I think under the present circumstances we are in great need of such a remedy. Unlike the US, there is...
Tuesday, December 27, 2016
 Another month goes by, another Islamic supremacist murders Europeans for nothing more than his superior sense of hatred and we Eurosceptics decide that Schengen, obviously, caused this. It didn't. It didn't even make it easier. Schengen has...
Monday, December 19, 2016
 Read the original article at Generation ConservativeThe U.K. has traditionally enjoyed a prestigious role as a bridge between the United States and Europe. Its relations with both are nevertheless vulnerable and fragile, and as Britain’s...
Friday, December 16, 2016
 Bow Group Chairman Ben Harris-Quinney joins an academic panel at the London School of Economics to discuss what the electoral victories of Trump and Brexit signify.Listen to the opening addressListen to the statement on Third Way...
Monday, December 5, 2016
 Jacob Zenn calls for British military and diplomatic support in the fight against terrorists threatening the largest Commonwealth nation in AfricaAn ally of the UK and US for over 50 years, Nigeria has long been West Africa’s regional...
Monday, December 5, 2016
 Read the original article at Generation ConservativeSomething has gone terribly wrong in politics. It’s not primarily the content that I refer to, but rather the language in which it is being conducted. On the one hand, it often seems entirely...
Friday, November 25, 2016
 The Bow Group wishes to thank all who attended our second joint event of 2016 with the Israeli Embassy in London on 'The Future of Public Security in the Middle East', assessing internal domestic issues within the State of Israel, the...
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
 It is time to recognise that the situation in Syria is far too complex for airstrikes alone to solveIHS Conflict Monitor When, as 2015 drew to a close, Parliament voted to allow the RAF jets to conduct airstrikes against Islamic State in...
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
 With the election of Donald Trump in America, it seems the West is turning more and more towards a multilateral view of its relations with other powers.Although this important difference between Trump and his Democrat opponent was not the most...

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