John Hemmings reviews The Trump Phenomenon and the Future of US Foreign Policy, by Daniel Quinn Mills and Steven Rosefielde, and Crouching Tiger: What China’s Militarism Means for the World, by Peter Navarro.
Until last week, the UK government’s position on terrorist-related kidnap-for-ransom (KfR) mirrored that of the United States: no payments and no concessions. But the result of a six month White House review of US hostage response has created a dilemma for the prime minister.
Britain’s Defence Secretary Michael Fallon is toying with the idea of asking Parliament for permission to expand Britain’s campaign of airstrikes from Iraq into Syria. His impulse should be tempered with a sense of strategy.