War on Terror

‘A nuclear Iran is not just Israel’s problem. Stopping its programme is a paramount Western interest’

Jon Snow and the Gilded Cage

Channel 4 News's anchorman has to disguise his political bias as neutrality, a pretence that is both insidious and unmanly

How To Defeat The Global Jihadists

While America prepares for the next wave of terrorist attacks, Britain is sleepwalking. Yet it is not too late to avert disaster

The MOD: Unfit for Purpose

Standpoint’s source in the UK Ministry of Defence reveals a culture that is actively ‘anti-military’

‘Europeans see Israel as a reminder of the demons of their own past, but it has also been presented as the cause of terrorism’

‘Some artists have finally had the courage to admit that they are scared. But we need them to do better than that. We need people with a voice to show that they aren’t scared’

Put Thumos in Your Tank

The new transatlantic buzzword is actually a very old one — ancient Greek, in fact. Thumos is defined by Robert Kagan as “a spiritedness and ferocity in defence of clan, tribe, city, or state”.

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"
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