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H A Hellyer
Four years on from Egypt’s revolution, the positions of the main actors have shifted, yet the revolutionaries still have an important role to play in determining the country’s future.
China is showing itself to be increasingly open about a possible role in brokering peace in Afghanistan. But the extent to which its actions will coincide with Western priorities should not be overestimated.
The White House may have staved off Congressional efforts to impose new sanctions on Iran for now, but at what cost?
There are sufficient judicial safeguards in place to protect civil rights and fundamental principles of liberty. The pre-charge proposals are necessary and we must make the right decision.
Pre-charge detention has now become the unsophisticated but easily observed weather vane of Government intent on security. Government must consider the rhetorical significance of extending detention.
Passage taken from the joint RUSI Transatlantic and European Security Programme study entitled 'NATO's Strategic and Operational Challenges'.