Patrick Porter

Patrick Porter is Professor of International Security at the University of Birmingham and Adjunct Scholar at the Cato Institute

Henry Kissinger loved to wield power more than he respected its implications

Poor countries are focused on food and fuel, not black-listing Moscow over the Ukraine war

Liz Truss’s naive doctrine of “geo-liberalism” will not survive contact with the frictions and compromises of a messy, complex world

Everyone likes to shoot the messenger and nobody likes to hear “I told you so”

Neither territorial concessions nor unrealistic dreams of toppling Putin can secure lasting peace

The harsh reality is that the nuclear revolution is irreversible and makes major wars significantly less likely

Patrick Porter talks about the implications of invasion for the West

Decolonisation is a new form of Western elitism that risks turning campuses into ideological bootcamps

Even a good retreat would not have rescued a bad war

Biden’s Machiavellian moment