Alistair Burt

Alistair Burt is a former UK Member of Parliament who has twice held ministerial positions in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office — as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State from 2010 to 2013 and as Minister of State for the Middle East from 2017 to 2019. Twitter: @AlistairBurtUK

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Time for world to recommit to UN’s ideals

It is not unusual for the annual UN General Assembly, referred to universally as UNGA, to take place in the shadow of a crisis somewhere, and this year is no exception.

September 13, 2022

None of us are free of conflict unless all are free of conflict

It has not gone unnoticed in the UK that this week, the 30th anniversary of the “no-fly zone” resolution of 1991 that saved Iraq’s Kurdish region from yet more murderous attacks from Saddam Hussein, a street in the regional capital Irbil has been named after Sir John Major.

April 07, 2021