Former defence secretary Geoff Hoon on the unfolding crisis in the Gulf.
In a complicated fight in a densely populated city such as Mosul, civilians will die. But under international humanitarian law, belligerents must do all they can to protect them.
The co-author of Tony Blair's Chicago speech on the tests for intervention.
Barack Obama made a virtue of his decision not to follow the “Washington playbook” on Syria. His successor had an opportunity to distinguish himself.
The attack on the airbase was exactly the action we expected to see from the Obama administration in August 2013
Humanitarians hope that the unorthodox intervention will pave the way for more United Nations involvement on the ground.
All politicians bluff and bluster. But the significance of this American attack on Syria is invested in the fact it happened at all.
Unauthorised and inconsistent intervention bodes ill for Trump's presidency.
American cruise missiles targeted the Syrian airfield from which the chemical weapons atrocity was launched.
President Bashar al-Assad’s forces used chemical weapons – most likely sarin – against civilians. Again.
We won't ever have a Chilcot-style inquiry into our non-intervention. Perhaps we should.