Rory Stewart

Blunt Parliamentary Report Sharpens Debate on Defeating Daish

Gary Kent | Posted 07.04.2015 | UK Politics
Gary Kent

A blunt and bleak report from the Defence select committee, headed by Rory Stewart MP, has thrown an intellectual hand grenade into British discussion about the dangers of Daish, whose innovative barbarity has been amplified by the immolation of a Jordanian pilot.

Kurdish Questions in the Commons

Gary Kent | Posted 15.11.2014 | UK Politics
Gary Kent

Abiding by international norms is what most governments do unless and until those norms can be amended and Abadi should understand that without a truly fresh start, pro-Kurdish voices will become louder.

'700 Britons' Have Joined Islamic State Forces

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.08.2014 | UK

Iraq-born Tory MP Nadhim Zahawi, who is on a visit to Kurdistan, said local leaders believed up to 700 Britons had joined the IS forces - and that som...

Three Conservative Contributions to Discussion of British Foreign Policy

Gary Kent | Posted 13.04.2014 | UK Politics
Gary Kent

In their different ways, the Tory trio are seeking to learn the right lessons from Iraq, and deepen the UK's foreign policy debate. Liberal interventionism has been undermined since 2003 but careless insularity, combined with a puerile anti-imperialism, does nothing for current and future victims of tyrants everywhere.

Iraq War Debate 'Blocked' By Government, Angry MPs Claim

Posted 18.03.2013 | UK Politics

The government has infuriated MPs by appearing to block a Commons debate on the anniversary of the Iraq War. The group has written a strongly-worde...

Afghanistan: It is and Always Will be a Failed State

Robert Simpson | Posted 28.07.2012 | UK Politics
Robert Simpson

As the 2014 withdrawal date for American and British combat troops creeps ever closer the rhetoric coming from leading politicians about the great strides that have been made by Afghan forces has increased significantly.

The Afghanistan Series - Rory Stewart

Richard Pass | Posted 09.04.2012 | UK Politics
Richard Pass

This is the first post of The Afghanistan Series that will, over the coming months, introduce readers to important and largely non-mainstream literature regarding Western intervention in Afghanistan.

Jemima Khan Joins New Statesman As Associate Editor

The Huffington Post UK | Stephen Hull | Posted 17.12.2011 | UK

Jemima Khan will be joining the New Statesman as Associate Editor next month, it has been announced. She will be commissioning and writing for the ...

Chris Wimpress

Exclusive: Rory Stewart MP, Former Iraqi Province Governor, Describes His Recent Trip To Tripoli | Chris Wimpress | Posted 01.11.2011 | UK Politics

World leaders are gathering in Paris in a joint show of support for the interim Libyan government. But how close is the country to stability, and will...