Military

Labour and the forces

26 September 2011 11:26

The main event at the Labour conference this morning has been a long debate on Britain’s place in the world, featuring…

From the archives: On liberal wars

23 September 2011 18:04

David Cameron’s speech to the United Nations yesterday was, among other things, a defence of liberal intervention. It reminded numerous…

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…

Cameron’s Libyan gamble

15 September 2011 18:29

It is conventional wisdom that David Cameron won’t get much of an electoral bounce from the Libya intervention, despite emerging…

Cameron winning over the Libya doubters

24 August 2011 17:55

“They’ll like us when we win,” the West Wing’s Toby Ziegler said of the Arab world. David Cameron might have…

Winning the peace

23 August 2011 18:35

The sight of rebel troops kicking a statue of Gaddafi round the colonel’s compound is another sign that the rebels…

The end of Gaddafi?

23 August 2011 17:31

Pictures across the world’s news channels currently show hundreds of Libyan rebels standing in the first perimeter of Gaddafi’s compound at Bab…

Gaddafi in Tripoli as the entente cordiale flourishes

23 August 2011 15:39

The imminent success of the Libya intervention was, to a remarkable degree, down to Anglo-French cooperation. Though the media has…

Saif al-Islam Gaddafi: We’re winning

23 August 2011 8:54

Despite the claims of rebels and the International Criminal Court yesterday, Saif al-Islam is not in captivity, not any longer…

A victory for the Libyan rebellion, and for NATO

22 August 2011 11:10

The regime of Colonel Gaddafi appears to be over. In a matter of hours, we hope, the Libyan dictator will…

Through the gates of Tripoli

22 August 2011 8:43

After a summer of discontent, David Cameron must be counting his blessings this morning. He has broken his holiday because…

Reversal of fortune in Libya, but the old questions remain

19 August 2011 15:02

There has been a dramatic turnaround in the military situation in Libya. The rebels are now within 30 miles of…

Coffee House poll: What is the best method for quelling the riot?

9 August 2011 13:58

Parliament is to be recalled on Thursday to debate the riots and the correct response to them. In the meantime,…

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…

The shifting sands of public opinion on Libya

28 July 2011 18:51

All of the buccaneering rhetoric has been sucked from the Libyan conflict this week, replaced with words of concession, compromise…

Cameron compromises, but Gaddafi might not

26 July 2011 16:20

What a difference four months of air sorties make. Back in the early days of the Libya intervention, David Cameron…

Summer reading

21 July 2011 12:36

It’s a tradition of the British summer. A Tory MP produces a summer reading list of weighty and worthy tomes…

Some good news for Cameron?

18 July 2011 18:09

In the midst of the fall-out from the phone hacking scandal comes some positive news for David Cameron: it appears that…

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…