Foreign Affairs

Why  Grexit is more likely now than ever before

Why Grexit is more likely now than ever before

With Greece having thrown down the gauntlet to its creditors at the tail end of last week,  the stage is set for a default on their IMF debts. Whether they default on payments due to other creditors remains to be seen, and whether or not they will remain a part of the Euro is also unclear.  Indeed, a departure from the […]

Israel deserves Britain’s support

Israel deserves Britain’s support

Today’s Israel is a vibrant, cosmopolitan and forward-thinking democracy. As the forces of Islamic extremism wreak havoc on its neighbours, Israel deserves, and needs, our support. Two weeks ago, dozens of rainbow flags fluttered along Tel Aviv’s spectacular sea front. On 12 June, over 100,000 people gathered in the city to celebrate Asia’s largest gay pride event. It would be […]

by and · 23rd June 2015 · Foreign Affairs
Opinion: Why Jeb Bush Is The Obvious Choice For The Republican Nomination

Opinion: Why Jeb Bush Is The Obvious Choice For The Republican Nomination

Monday, March 16th, 2015 In this article, Tom Lahey explains why he thinks that even at this early stage, Jeb Bush is the obvious choice for the Republican nomination. Amongst everything, Lahey argues Bush will give the UK- US relationship, the respect it deserves. So, who is Jeb Bush? Son of George H. W. Bush, President 1989-1993, brother of George […]

The Current State Of The Ebola Epidemic

The Current State Of The Ebola Epidemic

Thursday, March 12th, 2015   In this article Marie Chantal Uwitonze offers an update on the Ebola epidemic, following the recent international action summit in Brussels. On the 3rd of March 2015, the European Union and key partners organized an international Summit on Ebola to take stock of the current fight against Ebola, coordinate further action for the total eradication of the […]

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 […]

Opinion: Looking ahead to The Commonwealth

Opinion: Looking ahead to The Commonwealth

Writing for Parliament Street, Chad Blackman offers an interesting insight into what the future could hold for Britain and The Commonwealth.    With a general election in the United Kingdom a mere three months away and with the possibility of one of the world’s largest global trading nations and players, leaving the European Union (EU) trading bloc, there is arguably […]

Why the left is Saudi Arabia’s greatest ally

Why the left is Saudi Arabia’s greatest ally

Parliament Street’s Director of Energy and Security comments on the surprise unspoken alliance between the left and Saudi Arabia.   In the past week since Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah’s death, there has been criticism from pundits on the right and left of our western leaders attending his funeral. Indeed, I would agree with them that Saudi Arabia has an atrocious human […]

by and · 3rd February 2015 · Home Affairs, Foreign Affairs
Examining the differences between U.S and UK elections

Examining the differences between U.S and UK elections

Parliament Street’s newest contributor, Tom Lahey, writes about how American campaigns operate and how it differs from his experience here in the UK so far, as the General Election approaches. For what it’s worth, American campaigns aren’t all well-run. Sure, you have massive operations like Romney or Obama 2012 where the campaigns have the candidate’s every move choreographed to the […]

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 […]

Why the EU will always fail to free itself of the “awkward member”

Why the EU will always fail to free itself of the “awkward member”

Parliament Street’s Tom Hunt argues that unless the EU elites give ground and recognise their inability to transcend ingrained political cultures, the European project in destined for failure. The European elite have tried and failed in their attempts at trying to get different European nation states to conform to particular ways of behaving and expressing themselves economically. This has been […]