Defence & War

Trident – Now More Than Ever

Trident – Now More Than Ever

By Yazdan Chowdhury Sir Winston Churchill once said of the nuclear deterrent strategy, ‘Safety will be the sturdy child of terror, and survival of twin brother of annihilation’. This is the fundamental guarantor of UK security and whilst the Prime Minister may have faced a difficult few days in PR terms, the botched missile test last June in Florida should […]

by · 29th January 2017 · Blog, Defence & War
The Moral Case For Trident

The Moral Case For Trident

Peter Cannon argues that there is nothing ethical or moral about gambling with our security and putting future generations at risk.

by · 11th March 2015 · Home Affairs, Defence & War
ISIS: The Case For Intervention-Understanding Public Opinion, Foreign Policy and International Law

ISIS: The Case For Intervention-Understanding Public Opinion, Foreign Policy and International Law

  Chris Hanley from TNS opinion and James Downes from Parliament Street discuss the ramifications surrounding ISIS, drawing on recent polling data from TNS opinion, Pew and YouGov. The article then looks at four core areas in the legitimacy to intervene, investigating authorisation from the UN Security Council, Humanitarian Intervention, intervention by recipient states and the right to self-defence. The […]

Liam Fox: ‘We should actively consider giving the Ukrainians the military supplies they need to defend their territorial integrity’

Liam Fox: ‘We should actively consider giving the Ukrainians the military supplies they need to defend their territorial integrity’

The Rt. Hon. Dr. Liam Fox MP provides his verdict on the situation in Ukraine. This has been taken from a speech given by Dr. Fox to the UK Defence Academy in Shrivenham on 10th February 2015.  The current crisis in the Ukraine is not a unique situation, but part of a continuum than has been evolving in recent years. […]

Interview with Foreign Secretary Rt. Hon. Philip Hammond MP

Interview with Foreign Secretary Rt. Hon. Philip Hammond MP

    Parliament Street’s Charlotte Kude met Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond yesterday. He shared his thoughts about the general election campaign, his hopes for a referendum on Britain’s relationship with the European Union and outlined his strategy to fight ISIL and prevent terrorist attacks on British soil. Philip Hammond is Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs. He was Secretary […]

We should not tolerate the intolerant

We should not tolerate the intolerant

Parliament Street’s Charlotte Kude analyses the meaning of last week’s events for French society and the wider western world. Also featuring in TheCommentator We are at war. Not my words, those of a French MP last Thursday. Finally, someone says it. This is a war that we didn’t start. Let me clarify: the West is not at war against Islam and never has been. However, it will defend itself […]

The Meaning of Fraternité: Every attack on Jews is an attack on us all

The Meaning of Fraternité: Every attack on Jews is an attack on us all

  Joseph Weissman is Media Analyst at the Embassy of Israel   Immediate lessons have been drawn from last week’s terror attacks in Paris, as France has bolstered its security by calling up thousands of troops to protect sensitive sites across the capital. Half of these protected sites are Jewish, following the murder of four Jews in the kosher bakery […]

Questioning the efficacy of gun control in Europe after the Charlie Hebdo shooting

Questioning the efficacy of gun control in Europe after the Charlie Hebdo shooting

Parliament Street’s Helen Chandler-Wilde compares views on gun control policy in Europe and in the US after Charlie Hebdo massacre On 7th January of this year, two masked gunmen forced their way into the offices of Charlie Hebdo in the 11th arrondissement. The two perpetrators of this attack, thought to be brothers Saïd and Chérif Kouachi, used powerful military-grade firearms to […]

Israel: The A-Z of how NOT to do apartheid

Israel: The A-Z of how NOT to do apartheid

One of the great crimes of the Left is its corruption of language. Long ago, socialists realised they could at least influence the way people thought by changing the meaning of the words they used, by outlawing certain phrases to make discussion of serious issues – such as immigration – almost impossible and constantly shifting the goalposts regarding what minority […]

by · 27th July 2014 · Defence & War
Obama pays the price for early withdrawal in Iraq

Obama pays the price for early withdrawal in Iraq

By Steven George-Hilley On Iraq, what is unforgivable is knowingly withdrawing from a country still struggling to defend itself from extremism and effectively leaving it vulnerable to those extremists. The alarming revelations that the Sunni militant group, Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIS) is aiming to launch an offensive on Baghdad after toppling government forces in Tikrit and Mosul is […]

by · 14th June 2014 · Defence & War