Nato

Tanking the tanks could be a big mistake

29 August 2020 9:00 am

That an abundance of tanks is no guarantee of a happy and secure nation was evident from the Soviet Union’s…

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How do you like US now?

14 June 2020 3:48 am

It’s that time again when newspapers tell us that America’s standing in the world has substantially declined under Donald Trump.…

Portrait of the week: Terror in London, Trump in London and a resignation in Malta

7 December 2019 9:00 am

Home Usman Khan, aged 28, out of prison on licence after serving eight years of a 16-year sentence for preparing…

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Trump is saving Nato

5 December 2019 4:32 am

It’s almost Nato as usual when Emmanuel Macron calls Nato ‘brain dead’. It’s Nato as usual, and Donald Trump as…

Trump’s visit couldn’t come at a worse time – for Boris and for Nato

30 November 2019 9:00 am

In the next few days, on 3 and 4 December, Prime Minister Boris Johnson will host a grand international conference…

endless wars

Does Trump have a better idea than endless wars?

22 October 2019 4:02 pm

This article is in The Spectator’s November 2019 US edition. Subscribe here. ‘WE WILL FIGHT WHERE IT IS TO OUR BENEFIT, AND…

Letters: Nato’s broken promise

25 May 2019 9:00 am

Nigel’s nakedness Sir: Rod Liddle is right to be wary of the hubris that Nigel Farage, the Brexit party leader,…

It’s judo, not chess, that’s Putin’s game

18 May 2019 9:00 am

These two refreshingly concise books address the same question from different angles: how should we deal with Russia? Mark Galeotti…

Why women make better senior bankers than men

4 May 2019 9:00 am

If you’re a bloke in a suit who’d like to apply for the governorship of the Bank of England (deadline…

How to solve Europe’s Nato problem

23 February 2019 9:00 am

There are four major power blocs in the world — the United States, Russia, China and the EU. Of these,…

What Britain needs is a disruptor-in-chief like Donald Trump

14 July 2018 9:00 am

It is appropriate that the 45th President of the United States has come to Britain this week on a working…

Will Britain find a new role in the world after Brexit?

14 April 2018 9:00 am

Britain’s imperial past distorts the debate about our place in the world, but not in the way that is commonly…

The great EU power trap

28 May 2016 9:00 am

What British ‘influence’ and EU ‘power’ really mean

Why Nato is more important than the EU for Britain

14 May 2016 9:00 am

The Leave campaign was right to pour scorn on David Cameron’s warning this week that Brexit could threaten Europe’s military…

I'm voting 'leave' to go back to the 1970s. What's wrong with that?

27 February 2016 9:00 am

I don’t remember the last European referendum being nearly as dramatic as the current one. In 1975, we were being…

Angela Merkel, Barack Obama and David Cameron attend a meeting during the G20 Summit in Antalya, on November 16, 2015 (Photo: Getty)

How to defeat Isis, by a retired British commander

28 November 2015 9:00 am

Military action against Isis needs a coherent strategy, says a former senior commander in the British army

Britain’s armed forces no longer have the resources for a major war

7 November 2015 9:00 am

Our armed forces have been cut too far to fight a meaningful war – and the coming defence review looks unlikely to change that

If Putin comes, the Poles are waiting - a report from Nato's new frontline

4 July 2015 9:00 am

Nato’s beefed-up military exercises are impressive – and ominous

There’s only one sane way David Cameron can meet the foreign aid target

30 May 2015 9:00 am

In this week’s Queen’s Speech, the government promised as usual to cut red tape for businesses. But David Cameron is…

Wanted: a party leader willing to talk about defence

14 March 2015 9:00 am

In the 1984 US presidential election, Ronald Reagan came up with an effective way of embarrassing his rival Walter Mondale…

It’s Nato that’s empire-building, not Putin

7 March 2015 9:00 am

For Nato and the EU as much as for Putin, Ukraine is a question not of virtue but of power and land

In this election, won't someone please weaponise defence?

14 February 2015 9:00 am

Britain is forfeiting its position on the world stage. With no national debate, we are surrendering our claim to be…

No, Putin didn’t plot to invade Ukraine. But now he might have to

10 May 2014 9:00 am

Further Russian military intervention would be a disaster. But Putin might have to do it anyway

Ahmed Rashid: The five things that must go right for Afghanistan to prosper

14 December 2013 9:00 am

All bets are off when the US troops pull out