Islamic State

Amid the constant threat of terrorist action by individuals or groups who have infiltrated our society, to what extent would we be justified in suspending or adapting some of the normal judicial safeguards which protect the freedom of the individual?

As Nato forces leave and Isis gains ground, Afghanistan continues to fascinate, inspire and dismay the West. We ignore it at our peril

In the aftermath of the November 13 attacks, Paris hovers between defiance and disorientation

IS is just the latest in a long line of Islamist terror groups to attack France. But a study of military history shows how it can be destroyed

My country has been let down by its leaders. The French problem is intractable, but the fightback must begin with enforcing the rule of law  

How many more atrocities must Western societies endure before the question of what to do about radical Islam is taken seriously?

“The West should acknowledge that a ground deployment of sorts is, ultimately, the only way to quash IS”

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

David Cameron’s deradicalisation strategy depends on guiding potential jihadists away from Islamic extremism. But can the mentors be trusted?      

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