This week's news, from Erdogan the despot, to memories of Disraeli, and coffee and class.
“We fled from terror and it found us again here. It feels like it is always behind us, stalking us.”
The Prime Minister has a plan for when the bombs drop. But what about after?
In 2013, the European Union declared Wahhabism the main source of global terrorism. But it's not just a “Middle East problem”; it is our problem, too.
A recent visit to Iraq has left me doubtful that the Prime Minister's plan can suceed, says Liam Byrne.
Military force may sometimes be necessary. But resorting to bombs and bullets comes at a high price to those caught up in conflicts abroad and, all too often, to the future security of people across the world.
If Britain has a declared interest in curtailing Islamic State and stabilising Syria, it is neither honourable nor viable to let others intervene on our behalf.
Islamic State believes it must eventually confront and then defeat the West. To get there, it seeks to polarise Muslim and non-Muslim communities alike.
Islamic State's cheerful media images seem incongruous to us in the West. But the group are committed to showing an "idealistic caliphate".
Expensive marriage arrangements and social conservatism put matrimony out of reach for many young people in Egypt, which has serious consequences.
The two most dangerous words in politics are “us” and “them”. At times of great national tragedy, we should open our hearts – and we not close our borders.
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