Iran’s hardliners have been returned to the Consultative Assembly with a majority, amidst the lowest turnout in the Islamic Republic’s history. The result has clear implications for the future, but also raises some intriguing questions.
The government has launched a review of foreign, defence and security policy that it claims is the biggest such review since the end of the Cold War.
There have been calls in recent weeks and months for Britain to settle a forty year old “debt” owed to Iran in order to secure the release of the Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s release. For the safety of British travellers and citizens both now and in the future, it is imperative that we do not.
All things being equal, we should not let Huawei into our critical national infrastructure. Yet the government may feel it has not choice. This is a low moment for Britain. We must never let ourselves be in this situation again.
Recent revelations show that Turkey is host to terrorist planners. This is the latest in a series of actions in which Turkey has defied its Western partners. How should the West respond?
If the Conservatives win tomorrow, it will be Brexit by January. Surely the question of Britain’s position in the world will hardly ever have been more salient? Yet little has been said about international affairs in this election. Herman Cuthbertson looks at the Conservative manifesto to see if it can offer any insights.