Military Intervention

Ten Reasons Why We Are Doomed to Lose the War Against ISIS

Kieran Turner-Dave | Posted 27.11.2015 | UK Politics
Kieran Turner-Dave

Air strikes in Syria are the latest chapter in the unwinnable 'War On Terror'. Whilst we still await the Chilquot report, two governments on from the ...

Bombs May Kill Extremists, but They Will Not Kill Extremism

Umar Nasser | Posted 26.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Umar Nasser

Nothing can ever justify an extremist taking an innocent life, particularly one who does so in the name of Islam. However, without a commitment to change deeply ingrained behaviours in our international approach, extremism is here to stay.

After Paris: We Must Not Give in to Terror, Nor Be Afraid to Fight It

David Browne | Posted 17.11.2015 | UK Politics
David Browne

We must seriously consider intervention - or at the very least increased support for Kurdish forces on the ground - against ISIS precisely because ISIS's grievance is not interventionist Western foreign policy, but the very values of the West themselves.

Saudi Arabia: Going Rogue

Alistair Burnett | Posted 09.11.2015 | UK Politics
Alistair Burnett

We haven't heard much about rogue states since George W Bush's tenure in the White House ended, but maybe the term should be revived and applied to one of America's closest allies - Saudi Arabia.

We Should Have Intervened in Syria

James Snell | Posted 19.05.2014 | UK Politics
James Snell

Syria lies broken, bloodied, but not quite dead. Faint flickers of national life before the civil war remain, but these are fast being snuffed out; victims of territorial conflict, over which existing democracy and the soothing voice of international arbitration can exert no influence.

6,000 Russian Troops Sent Into Ukraine Despite Warnings From US And UK

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 01.03.2014 | UK

Reports suggest 6,000 Russian troops have been sent into the Ukraine, despite a warnings from Barack Obama that "there will be costs" if the country m...

The Islamists Are Taking Over Syria, Action Is Needed More Than Ever

James Snell | Posted 22.02.2014 | UK Politics
James Snell

Syria has been facing disaster - humanitarian and military - for three blood-soaked years. A recent event has rocked this already volatile region, and deepened the divisions within all sections of society, increasing the chance that this war will be even longer and bloodier than first thought. The Islamists are coming, and this represents an even stronger reason for the West to intervene.

Syria, UN and Military Intervention

Sajid Suleman | Posted 06.11.2013 | UK Politics
Sajid Suleman

The civil war in Syria is at a critical juncture with alleged use of chemical weapons and threats of foreign military intervention. If there is to be an international response, it must come from the United Nations and not individual States taking the law into their own hands.

What Kind Of Week Has It Been? 6 September 2013

Paddy Duffy | Posted 04.11.2013 | UK Politics
Paddy Duffy

Feeling quite nostalgic? Feel like we have been here before? You should. In the past few days, a divided US Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved an authorization of a military intervention against the Syrian government, creating a mixture of showdowns as exciting as the new series of the X Factor.

Mehdi Hasan

'We Are Not In Favour Of A Satanic Intervention' | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 02.09.2013 | UK Politics

Western military action in Syria would be a "satanic intervention against a satanic regime", a leading Syrian opposition figure has warned. Speakin...

'Come To Syria On Holiday'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.08.2013 | UK

Ed Miliband has been challenged to spend a week on holiday in Syria by a British doctor who has been treating bomb attack victims. The Labour leade...

Meanwhile, In Syria..

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.08.2013 | UK

A BBC film crew has witnessed the aftermath of a horrific attack on a Syrian school. As MPs at Westminster voted against intervening in the bloody ...

Mali, Algeria, Libya and the New Front Line In 'Energy Diplomacy'

Patrick Kane | Posted 16.04.2013 | UK Politics
Patrick Kane

The military cooperation agreements announced last month with Algeria and Libya are part of UK 'energy diplomacy' aimed at securing access to strategic resources in North Africa. Both countries are identified in the UK Energy Security Strategy as producers of gas and oil which are important trading partners and hence countries which are important to the UK's energy security.

And Al-Qa'eda Laughed

Robert Mercer-Nairne | Posted 19.03.2013 | UK Politics
Robert Mercer-Nairne

Every strike by a Western power that kills innocent civilians serves to turn even middle class Arabs, who might otherwise be sympathetic towards Western values, into closet Islamists.

British Aircraft Grounded En-Route To Mali

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.01.2013 | UK

A British military aircraft bound for Mali to support French efforts against insurgents allied to al-Qaeda has been grounded due to a technical fault....

This House Would Go to War for Human Rights

The Cambridge Union Society | Posted 16.01.2013 | UK Politics
The Cambridge Union Society

On Thursday evening, the topic for discussion at the Cambridge Union Society was the justification for humanitarian military intervention. Edward Delman and Mark Nelson, both postgraduate students and Cambridge University, argue in proposition and in opposition of the motion respectively.

The Case Against Military Intervention in Syria

Dr Johan Franzén | Posted 22.05.2012 | UK
Dr Johan Franzén

Should Western powers seek to intervene militarily in Syria to stop the bloodshed? Should they do so even if the UN fails to agree on a resolution? I think not.