Alexander Woolfson

Wrong Strategy

The UK debate over air strikes reveals the strategic void at the heart of Westminster

Russia’s Moment: How Putin Has Seized The Day

In both Ukraine and Syria, the Russian President has exploited the West’s weakness to divide Nato and halt the advance of democracy

Subverting The Superpowers

Efraim Karsh's book on the creation of the modern Middle East is timely but overstates his case

How To Rescue Iraq From Obama’s Folly

Only US troops as part of an international force can halt ISIS in its tracks as its influence spreads due to the President’s disastrous policies

Why The World Still Needs The West

Ignore the isolationists. In a dangerous world, America and Europe neglect their duty to defend liberty and prosperity at their peril

Two Words You Won’t Hear This Election: Foreign Policy

At a time of chaos across three continents, neither David Cameron nor Ed Miliband is willing to reconsider Britain's place in the world seriously

What Putin Wants

Alarmingly, there are credible Western voices advocating a grand bargain with Russia

Grandmaster of the Global Chessboard

Henry Kissinger's latest book is a reminder of the timeless question of international relations

Russian Resurgence has Blindsided Nato

Putin's Crimean adventure, US isolation and EU decline show that the Western Allies urgently need to come up with a new strategy

As America Retreats, the World Goes to Hell

The Ukraine crisis has revealed the incoherence of the Obama doctrine. Until the US reasserts itself, liberal democracy is in danger

Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"