Tag Archives: Hazhir Teimourian

Report of a high-level private debate on Brexit in London on June 14, 2016

I’m writing this for those of my friends who would have enjoyed being present the other day in London as a distinguished panel of speakers argued whether we should vote to remain or leave in the EU next week. The … Continue reading

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Beware the woe sayers on Afghanistan

My heart sank lower and lower this morning as I listened to John Humphries on BBC Radio 4’s Today Programme interviewing John Simpson and Sir Sherard Cowper-Coles, the former British ambassador in Kabul, advocating surrender to the Taliban and its … Continue reading

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Events, my dear boy, events! Libya, Syria, what next

Late last week on BBC Radio Wales, my old un-met friend Peter Johnson asked whether Syria’s unspeakable hereditary president should worry over Nato’s aerial success in helping to bring down the equally unspeakable Kings of Kings of Africa.  I replied: “Ah,  events, my … Continue reading

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