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Long Journey Ahead for Afghanistan

(2) Comments | Posted 16 April 2013 | (14:01)

I recently found myself trundling along a muddy track heading in the direction of Kabul's International Airport, laden with flak-jacket and close protection, and contemplating the gap between what we enjoy, even in the most needy communities in the UK, and the men, women and children on the streets of...

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Lessons From Libya

(5) Comments | Posted 9 February 2012 | (07:42)

The publication yesterday of the House of Commons Defence Select Committee Report on Libya is quite rightly very positive about the conduct and outcome of recent operations in that country.

There were three important factors in the operation leading to a successful outcome: a backdrop of clear,...

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Promoting Assisted Dying Is Not a Compassionate Response to Suffering

(25) Comments | Posted 16 January 2012 | (23:00)

Today, David Burrowes MP will be leading a debate on care for the dying in Westminster Hall.

Those who have known somebody with a terminal illness will know the distress and concern that can be present towards the end of life, and the real vulnerability that exists amongst families...

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Soft Power and British Foreign Policy

(3) Comments | Posted 24 November 2011 | (15:29)

It is fantastic news that the British Council have resumed their work in Libya this month. Their last eleven years of presence in the country were rudely interrupted when they were forced to close the office in February 2011.

The British Council's work in the region over the coming...

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