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This is a very damaging approach to support, Huw


It is clear that our whole world is facing major challenges regarding COVID-19 and equally there are many different views regarding the best way of doing so. It will not be possible to establish a common approach in every area … Continue reading

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We desperately need Political leaders with International understanding


It is hard to judge which is most disturbing aspect of the murder of Qassem Soleimani by the American Government. Given that Johnson has been our Prime Minister for six months and claims to be well connected with Trump, the … Continue reading

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We need a new phase for NATO or to create its successor


One of the reasons why I have serious concerns about NAto is that it is dominated by one nation, which happens to be the most powerful nation in the world as things stand but with its current leadership is a … Continue reading

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It is important to recall how NATO was formed


As the NATO Leaders meeting takes place today in Hertfordshire, or in London according to the organisers, it is vital that the starting point for this organisation is not ignored. As the logo indicates this meeting is taking place 70 … Continue reading

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Purdah rules from local government mean the NATO summit must be postponed


It is nearly two weeks since Parliament closed down to enable its workforce, or perhaps I should describe it as our workforce, to clear their desks and return to constituents to promote themselves and their parties to those of us … Continue reading

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Government must clarify its use of CJTF


Our Government tends to adapt terminology from various sources in an attempt to sound good and sadly they often achieve nothing as a result. To clarify the term ‘task force’ which the Home Office seems to like using, NATO defined … Continue reading

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After the EU, UNESCO then the UN and NATO and then where next?


The decision by our International Development Minister to publicly state her desire to withdraw us from the United Nations agency UNESCO should raise all sorts of concerns amongst the nation that created UNESCO and which has benefited enormously from it … Continue reading

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A belated Happy Birthday


The discovery that one has missed a significant Birthday is always a bit disappointing, especially if it is a Birthday ending in 0. Yesterday was the 130th Birthday of a chap called Robert Schuman. He is seen as the founder … Continue reading

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Can we really handle sovereignty?


In the film ‘A few Good Men’ Jack Nicholson and Tom Cruise taunt one another about the truth and whether those of us outside the senior ranks of the military can handle it. Nicholson as a senior Officer claims we … Continue reading

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How to respond to Kunduz


I wrote on Sunday calling on the Government as a key member of NATO to demand a response from the American Government following the terrible bombing raid on the MSF Hospital in Kunduz. A location that both American and Afghan … Continue reading

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