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History is more complex than the Iran debate allows

October 23, 2012


Whenever I have written about Iran, I have looked at the problems of numerous policies to deal with the country, rarely offering my own suggestions for solving the Iran problem. There are two reasons for this, one of which is that it is ridiculously complex and no one can really come up with what I […]

Good Lord…

August 18, 2010


I have been working on a post about the arguments around attacking Iran and not, which I hope to finish soon, but came across this video that is just, well, watch it. Have written three pages so far simply deconstructing this kind of dodgy neoconservative narrative.

A reply to Melanie Phillips in defence of David Cameron and Conservative foreign policy

July 29, 2010


Melanie Phillips has written a blistering attack on the Prime Minister and his foreign policy, accusing him of everything from cowardice to incompetence but stopping short of sodomy. As crazy goes, the diatribe is pretty crazy. David Cameron is ‘dangerous’ to the national interest, as shown by his speech in Turkey on Tuesday. He praises […]