Lord David Owen

To What Extent Is the Nation State an Antiquated Notion?

Lord David Owen | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK Politics
Lord David Owen

The pretension that lies behind the President of the Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker from Luxembourg, arguing for a European Army is a reflection of Europe's deep seated problem. Europe pretends to be a nation when it is not.

Tony Blair and the War in Iraq

Lord David Owen | Posted 07.11.2014 | UK Politics
Lord David Owen

I followed up concerns I had expressed at that meeting with a letter to Blair on 12 November, arguing that there had to be a political strategy involving the Kurds to help topple Saddam Hussein. Blair replied: 'We are not working to bring down Saddam Hussein and his regime. It is not for us to say who should be President of Iraq, however much we might prefer to see a different government in Baghdad.' This exchange encapsulated the UK's particular problem...

Nato's Libya Mandate 'Running Out'

Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 22.10.2011 | UK

Nato has said it will continue to strike targets in Libya in order to protect civilians, but with rebels battling for control of Tripoli questions hav...