Can Afghans still count on the EU?

The EU should commit itself to a ?civilian surge’, but with Afghan rather than European civilians

After Afghanistan

The Afghan experience will leave Europe?s armed forces drained and in search of a new purpose. Insufficient political will and empty state coffers will hamper rejuvenation

Stop rewarding violence in Afghanistan

The international community needs to get serious about helping Afghanistan and stop rewarding human rights abuses

Leering bear, rising dragon

“G2” is this year’s world order catchphrase. The ‘other’ international power duopoly will end in tears for Russia

Submarines in the desert

The recent controversy in the UK regarding a shortage of military equipment in Afghanistan highlights a wider refusal in Europe to recognise the nature of the security threats in a post Cold War world

Staying power

Britain needs to stick to its mission in Helmand ? it is the right thing to do

Europe needs to stop its pandering to China

Given China’s cancellation on the eve of the summit in December, a summit is all Europe can hope for in terms of engagement with China