Douglas Alexander

Douglas Alexander MP is the Shadow Foreign Secretary.

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Scottish referendum results: The independence question is resolved for a generation at least

Our campaign succeeded because we offered what most Scots actually want

Israeli soldiers embrace each other as they sing at a staging area at an unspecified location near the Gaza border

This is how we can protect the citizens of Gaza and ensure the long-term security of Israel

The international community must be united and coordinated in its actions

Events this week could be a foretaste of future failures for David Cameron

The prospect of Britain sleepwalking towards exit from the EU is growing

Ukraine crisis: The priority in the Crimea remains de-escalation

As upholders of the international order, Britain, along with our allies, has responsibilities that extend beyond simply our bilateral relations with Russia

This crisis is about what's best for Ukraine, not Russia

Today Ukraine’s future hangs in the balance. At least 77 people died last week, and hundreds more were injured amid turmoil and terror on the streets of Kiev. In a vibrant and historic European capital, makeshift morgues lined the pavements and government snipers fired at protesters trying to bring the injured to safety. It was a black day for Ukraine and a dark moment for Europe.

Cameron must show how arming Syria's opposition would secure a lasting peace

Neither arming the rebels nor military strikes can guarantee peace in a country where sectarian, tribal and democratic impulses are all present

David Miliband: ‘If anyone briefs against my brother, we’ll fire them...'

The decency of David Miliband

His legacy is the modern Labour Party

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Mali, Algeria and what the latest conflict in north Africa tells us about the meaning of 'War on Terror'

The Shadow Foreign Secretary argues against the use of a tired, imprecise phrase

We want to reform the EU, not leave it

Britain’s top priority must be to push for a more flexible Europe.

Putin must see that Assad is doomed

The gravity of the humanitarian crisis must be matched by the donor response.

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