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Liberal Conservatism. A discussion with Mark McClelland

I’ve been thinking this week about pushing the line that a lasting legacy of Blair’s foreign policy was the impact it has had on the Conservative Party.  The evidence for this is David Cameron’s concept of ‘liberal conservatism’, which he … Continue reading

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“The death of a devil” A discussion with Adam Quinn and Matthew Hill

Dr. Adam Quinn is a Lecturer in International Studies at the University of Birmingham. Last Thursday he posted a comment on Facebook concerning the death of Gaddafi and the prospect that a UN-led investigation will lead to the prosecution of … Continue reading

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“The death of evil” (a response to Jack)

Thanks for the comments and questions Jack.  Here are a few thoughts: “How similar are OBL and MG’s deaths?” I think we have to preface all this by saying we don’t know the exact details of both cases, but it … Continue reading

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“The death of a devil”

The BBC reports tonight that the death of Gaddafi completes the Libyan revolution.  Yet the images it showed on the 10 o clock news will no doubt add questions to the nature of that revolution.  The commentary accompanying the images … Continue reading

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Cameron’s Kosovo shouldn’t lead to another Iraq

Given the state of the economy David Cameron might be tempted to use the Party Conference to elevate himself to a foreign policy Prime Minister.  Today’s report in the Guardian enables him to do that.  It lends credence to the argument … Continue reading

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“Debased Realism” and “selective opposition to tyranny”

George Eaton at The New Statesman has an interesting post on the shift in Prime Minister Cameron’s rhetoric.  Gone is the explicit realism of 2006.  Cameron is now “a full-blown convert to liberal interventionism”.  Yet this rhetorical shift is not enough for … Continue reading

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Looking back

On the 4 August The New Statesman wrote this on Libya: It is clear that Mr Cameron, an inexperienced prime minister who no doubt hoped for a Falklands-style triumph, has blundered into another military quagmire. Just 13 MPs voted against military … Continue reading

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