Afghanistan

Hammond: New front opening in Afghanistan

7 December 2011 18:00

Defence Secretary Philip Hammond was in the Commons this afternoon, discussing, among other things, the spate of attacks on Shia…

Worrying developments in the Middle East

4 December 2011 15:47

It’s been an eventful , if worrying afternoon in the Middle East. First, the initial Egyptian election results confirm the expectation…

Remember the living

11 November 2011 10:27

Every time a politician suggests a introducing a flag-waving British national day, the idea falls flat. We already have one:…

Beyond Gaddafi, America turns its attention to Pakistan

21 October 2011 9:24

It’s hard to recall a more grisly complement of newspaper covers than those this morning. Only the FT refrains from…

MoD to-do list

18 October 2011 13:42

A day into his new job, Phillip Hammond would be excused for sitting back and wondering what he has let…

The problem with using soldiers to advance women’s rights

8 October 2011 13:26

Mariella Frostrup, fresh from interviewing Nick Clegg in Cheltenham, writes about women’s rights in Afghanistan in The Times (£). Her…

Hague’s European dilemma

5 October 2011 17:02

William Hague’s conference speech caps a revival in his political fortunes, and it also showed how far the government has…

Mullen adds to the tension between the US and Pakistan

22 September 2011 17:21

US-Pakistani relations will deteriorate even further following today’s claims by Admiral Mike Mullen, the outgoing chairman of the Joint Chiefs…

The Lib Dems warn the Tories over Europe

21 September 2011 12:47

The Lib Dems have just had a brief Q&A on foreign affairs. Paddy Ashdown and defence minister Nick Harvey gave…

Foreign Policy Hogwash

17 September 2011 3:16

As a general rule any time you read an article asking that foreign policy be recalibrated to take greater account…

From the archives: 9/11

9 September 2011 17:37

This Sunday marks the tenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks on 11 September 2001. Here is the article Stephen Glover…

Blair returns to warn of the dangers of Iran

9 September 2011 9:04

With the tenth anniversary of 9/11 approaching, Tony Blair has given an interview to The Times. What’s making news is…

A day in NATO’s wars

30 August 2011 14:46

It was a classic gaffe. Andrew Mitchell’s briefing notes have been photographed outside Downing Street and, according to Sky, they…

A black anniversary

19 August 2011 8:57

Even after 10 years, Afghanistan still has the capacity to shock. Details of the attack on Kabul are vague, but…

An American context for UK defence cuts

4 August 2011 17:42

Yesterday’s defence select committee report provoked stern critiques of the government’s defence policy from Alex Massie and Matt Cavanagh. It…

Bomb blast near the Norwegian Prime Minister’s office

22 July 2011 15:22

  A reportedly enormous bomb blast has shaken the PM’s office and the oil ministry in Oslo, the Norwegian police confirm.…

Missing the target

18 July 2011 9:04

It has been a mixed week for Parliamentary Select Committees: they have regained some of their bite, but recent events…

Making the peace is a risky business

16 July 2011 12:18

The UN has lifted sanctions on 14 Taliban leaders, the strongest indication yet that the international community is opening a…

It was the Times wot won it

14 July 2011 14:37

The latest issue of the Spectator features an article in qualified defence of Rupert Murdoch by William Shawcross, author of…

Karzai’s brother shot dead

12 July 2011 13:09

The half-brother of Afghan President Hamid Karzai has just been murdered outside his fortified compound in Kandahar. Ahmed Wali Karzai…