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Robert Fox

is a writer on Western defence issues and Italian current affairs. He has worked for the Corriere della Sera in Milan, covered the Falklands invasion for BBC Radio, and worked as defence correspondent for The Daily Telegraph. His books include The Inner Sea: the Mediterranean and its People.

Osborne’s cuts could reduce Army to virtually useless
Columnist Robert Fox
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Osborne’s cuts could reduce Army to virtually useless

Cuts will be so severe that Nato could classify our reduced forces not as an army, but a gendarmerie
9 Dec 2014
Iran and US: phantom allies in the war against IS
Columnist Robert Fox
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Iran and US: phantom allies in the war against IS

The two nations are far from being friends, but Iran’s bombing of IS points to ‘undeclared tolerance’
3 Dec 2014
ROBERT FOX: Our undeclared war with Russia
Columnist Robert Fox
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ROBERT FOX: Our undeclared war with Russia

A cyber attack on America’s largest bank, JP Morgan, raises questions only Vladimir Putin can answer
1 Dec 2014
ROBERT FOX: New video hints at changes in IS
Columnist Robert Fox
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ROBERT FOX: New video hints at changes in IS

More rudimentary filming suggests Islamic State is on the run: if anything, the movement is spreading
17 Nov 2014
Let them drown: Britain’s new 'strategy' for mass migration
Columnist Robert Fox
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Let them drown: Britain’s new 'strategy' for mass migration

Like Blair before him, Cameron looks for glory and ducks big issues that require strategic thinking
31 Oct 2014
Mystery sub in Swedish waters: what’s Putin up to now?
Columnist Robert Fox
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Mystery sub in Swedish waters: what’s Putin up to now?

Cold War fears resurface as Moscow denies submarine is theirs - despite strong evidence to the contrary
22 Oct 2014
Cameron to use Chilcot report to support his anti-war stance
Robert Fox
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Cameron to use Chilcot report to support his anti-war stance

Chilcot Inquiry into Britain’s role in Iraq War is to publish its report. Can PM make it work for him?
22 Sep 2014
Nato summit: judgment day for 'Dick Swiveller' Cameron
Robert Fox
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Nato summit: judgment day for 'Dick Swiveller' Cameron

Cameron and Obama have a lot of persuading to do as the West faces IS and Ukraine crises
4 Sep 2014
ROBERT FOX: Islamic State grows as we hesitate
Robert Fox
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ROBERT FOX: Islamic State grows as we hesitate

Can 'coalition of the willing' come together to deal with Islamic State? Not if Cameron can help it
28 Aug 2014
ROBERT FOX: Iraq needs UK boots on the ground
Robert Fox
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ROBERT FOX: Iraq needs UK boots on the ground

And why the PM must accept that destroying the Sunni fanatics will necessitate 'boots on the ground'
22 Aug 2014
ROBERT FOX: How the West must repay the Kurds
Robert Fox
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ROBERT FOX: How the West must repay the Kurds

If we want Kurds to act as our 'boots on the ground' against IS, there can be no more broken promises
20 Aug 2014
MT SINJAR: No rescue needed - very convenient
Robert Fox
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MT SINJAR: No rescue needed - very convenient

Cameron's foreign policy is an 'omnishambles' while Obama looks increasingly parochial and isolationist
15 Aug 2014
Iraq, Gaza, Ebola: perfect storm tests Obama and Cameron
Robert Fox
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Iraq, Gaza, Ebola: perfect storm tests Obama and Cameron

As US bombers attack Islamic State fighters, the world looks as flammable today as it did in 1914
8 Aug 2014
Risk of serious conflict in Ukraine escalates
Robert Fox
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Risk of serious conflict in Ukraine escalates

Sanctions that tip Russia into recession only pile the pressure on Putin to grab what he can in Ukraine
30 Jul 2014
MH17: Compare Dutch dignity with Cameron's bombast
Robert Fox
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MH17: Compare Dutch dignity with Cameron's bombast

The PM might have given Nick Clegg some space – after all, he is half-Dutch and a Dutch speaker
22 Jul 2014
FLIGHT MH17: Putin 'has picked the wrong fight'
Vladimir Putin
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FLIGHT MH17: Putin 'has picked the wrong fight'

For Putin, this is the worst collision between Russia and the West since the end of the Cold War
18 Jul 2014
ROBERT FOX: Why didn't the West see Isis coming?
Robert Fox
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ROBERT FOX: Why didn't the West see Isis coming?

One of Cameron's advisers remarked: 'We thought Isis was in retreat at the end of last year'…
4 Jul 2014
Al-Baghdadi grabs global jihad brand once owned by Bin Laden
Iraqi army troops chant slogans against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (Isis)
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Al-Baghdadi grabs global jihad brand once owned by Bin Laden

By using social media, self-proclaimed Caliph Ibrahim insures the flow of recruits from Britain and Europe
30 Jun 2014
Ukraine crisis: EU and Nato's intellectual shambles exposed
Robert Fox
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Ukraine crisis: EU and Nato's intellectual shambles exposed

A quarter of a century after the Cold War, dreams of harmony and consensus are shot to pieces
14 Apr 2014
Taliban threat to Afghan poll: was anything accomplished?
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Taliban threat to Afghan poll: was anything accomplished?

Three news books suggest Britain's adventure in Afghanistan was a horrible waste of lives and money
31 Mar 2014
more proof that Egypt is out of control
Robert Fox
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more proof that Egypt is out of control

Al-Sisi needs to get a grip if US and secular middle classes are to support his leadership
25 Mar 2014
ROBERT FOX: Half-truths that fog Ukraine coverage
Robert Fox
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ROBERT FOX: Half-truths that fog Ukraine coverage

If Crimea is re-annexed to Moscow, the numbers fleeing could create a humanitarian crisis
7 Mar 2014
Who killed Els Borst? All the hallmarks of political murder
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Who killed Els Borst? All the hallmarks of political murder

Time to press pause on Nordic noir thrillers and consider the real-life fate of a brave Dutchwoman
27 Feb 2014
UKRAINE: How to keep Putin's Russia at bay
Pussy Riot
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UKRAINE: How to keep Putin's Russia at bay

Pussy Riot shows the way: social media coverage is the best answer to Kiev's 'wicked problem'
21 Feb 2014
High-handed Erdogan: what lies behind the violence in Turkey
Robert Fox
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High-handed Erdogan: what lies behind the violence in Turkey

Turkey is officially secular – and the protesters don't like Erdogan's increasingly Islamic agenda
3 Jun 2013
ROBERT FOX: Will dogma and jargon win the war?
Robert Fox
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ROBERT FOX: Will dogma and jargon win the war?

Future wars will be fought by British commanders well versed in the rhetoric of management schools
23 Apr 2013
ROBERT FOX: Why does Cameron want to use foreign aid? Syria
Robert Fox
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ROBERT FOX: Why does Cameron want to use foreign aid? Syria

PM's new strategy masks the ugly truth – that unless Trident is dropped, we cannot afford these missions
21 Feb 2013
Britain is likely to lose a second Falklands War
British soldiers in the Falklands War
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Britain is likely to lose a second Falklands War

If the Argentines try again to take the islands, new UK policy means there will be little resistance
14 Sep 2010
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