The world looks much less safe now than it did before U.S. President Donald Trump was inaugurated, but the threats are not quite what doomsters feared.
Prime Minister Theresa May's decision to call a snap election after repeatedly saying she would not do so has dented her reputation for honesty.
Negotiators on both sides of the Brexit table need to exercise restraint and be willing to search for mutually acceptable compromises.
Japan's continuing importance should not need restating, but its future prospects are not so clear.
By targeting immigration control as one of the prime aims of Brexit, the British government may find that it has kicked an own goal.
The milk of human kindness toward refugees has soured across the world.
The press needs to stand up to political bullying from overly sensitive politicians such as Donald Trump.
However distasteful and dangerous Trump's policies may be, Britain has to find a way of getting on with him without too much damage to its interests and values.
The May government must not allow nostalgia for Great Britain's past glories to cloud its vision.
The resignation of Sir Ivan Rogers, the British ambassador to the European Union in Brussels, has raised serious issues not only about Britain's strategy for Brexit but also about relations between officials and politicians and their political advisers. Rogers was an experienced negotiator and former ...