Afghanistan

National security priorities: your say

10 July 2009 17:27

Watch out: it’s security review season. The Brown government is about to issue a second version of its National Security…

The Lib Dems threaten to go AWOL 

10 July 2009 11:51

Though Nick Clegg has greater pre-existing international experience than either David Cameron or Gordon Brown (having worked in Brussels), he…

The Hattie show

8 July 2009 14:49

I’d be tempted to call it listless. But everyone was reading from lists. At today’s rather sleepy PMQs I counted…

Defence review: your say

7 July 2009 17:12

So, a Defence Review has been set in motion even though the Government has for a long time said they…

NATO navel-gazing

7 July 2009 14:45

Right now I’m sitting at an event in Brussels to launch NATO’s new Strategic Concept, featuring ex-US Secretary of State…

When Bad History Meets Warmongering

19 June 2009 20:35

I should probably be inured to articles arguing that even though europe endured “two twentieth-century apocalypses that left it depopulated…

Tory Cuts and British Defence Policy

29 May 2009 18:24

More riffing on Nelson! Fraser, that is. His Telegraph article and subsequent Coffee House post on future spending cuts argue…

Talking to the Taliban

21 May 2009 13:00

Meanwhile in Afghanistan, Dexter Filkins reports in the NYT that talks have been taking place between the Taliban, the Afghan…

Paying Tribute to the New Emperor

16 December 2008 13:44

One of the odder characteristics of a certain strain of British right-wing thinking is the terror that British Prime Ministers…

The Afghan Conundrum

15 December 2008 13:24

Joe Klein has been to Afghanistan, so that puts him one up on me. Still, having spent some time pointing…

Obama and Europe, Cont.

4 December 2008 16:13

Dan Drezner politely suggests I’m talking (or writing, rather) through my hat in this gloomy assessment of the transformational potential…

Winning and Losing in Afghanistan

1 October 2008 13:33

A rather interesting development in Kabul. The French satirical newspaper Le Canard Enchaînė (France’s Private Eye) claims that the British…

Palin on Afghanistan

25 September 2008 17:55

So, yeah, keeping Sarah Palin away from the press isn’t too stupid a strategy. The second half of her interview…

No escape for Brown

21 August 2008 13:40

Hamid Karzai, wag: Gordon Brown had to suffer the indignity of a joke about his leadership from Afghan president Hamid…

Rupert Murdoch’s Curious NATO Vision

22 April 2008 2:55

From James Joyner: News Corporation chairman Rupert Murdoch says that NATO is in a “crisis of confidence” because Western Europe…

Washington, You Have a Problem

1 April 2008 3:21

The invasion of Iraq may have been deeply unpopular in much of the world, but this is the sort of…

Christmas Quote of the Year

24 December 2007 17:10

More from Helmand province where Sergeant Kraig Whalley of the Royal Military Police says: “We were thinking of challenging the…

Moustaches of the Hindu Kush

24 December 2007 9:14

Christmas in Helmand Province, Afghanistan can’t be the bonniest gig on the planet. Hence this contest amongst the Royal Marines…