John Foreman

Nato has fudged support for Ukraine, again

16 July 2024 2:00 am

On his flight back to London from Washington DC, Keir Starmer will have been satisfied with the outcomes of his…

What war graves teach us about peace

8 June 2024 9:00 am

Hugh Jones was 29 when he was killed in action. On Wednesday, the eve of the 80th anniversary of D-Day,…

Britain’s diplomacy with Russia needs a rethink

18 May 2024 4:00 pm

A week after the UK expelled the Russian defence attaché, Colonel Maxim Yelovik, for being ‘an undeclared intelligence officer’, Russia…

Is Havana Syndrome real?

5 May 2024 4:00 pm

Aficionados of zombie films will know that some ghouls just won’t stay dead. In 2013, the economist Paul Krugman came…

Who is General Gwyn Jenkins, the UK’s national security adviser ?

26 April 2024 4:00 pm

The Prime Minister’s announcement this week of an increase in UK defence spending from 2 per cent to 2.5 per cent of GDP by…

Britain doesn’t need an Iron Dome

20 April 2024 9:52 pm

Air defence was in the news this week, after Israel, with the help of allies including the UK, shot down…

Russia will not attack Nato

9 March 2024 5:00 pm

There is a lot of war fever about. In January, Grant Shapps, Britain’s tiggerish defence secretary, said the UK was…