The government may find it hard to distance itself from companies that engage in questionable practices abroad.
The time for words is over – the world wants to see positive action if it is going to engage and invest.
The UK is increasingly isolated in its claim to the Chagos Islands. If an international court finds in Mauritius's favour, the implications could be huge.
The UK's plans for post-Brexit trade and investment in Africa are pint-sized by the standards of other major players.
Saudi Arabia gets far more out of being close with the UK than vice versa.
After a week spent trampling the international order, Trump capped his performance by giving Vladimir Putin the benefit of the doubt.
Efforts to keep Trump's itinerary as tight and cloistered as possible failed to avoid a classic diplomatic calamity.
As foreign secretary, Boris Johnson was a liability for the May government.
Twin reports from a UK Parliament committee go further than ever in condemning Britain's complicity in the worst of the War on Terror.
Seven world leaders with axes to grind are preparing to sit round one table. Sparks will fly.
The connection between oil and arms trade is not a conspiracy theory.
A recent intervention by the US, the UK and France is only part of a far broader – and deadlier – campaign.
The legal standards for military intervention are complicated and highly specific. It's not clear an attack on Syria would meet them.
The attempted murder of a former Russian spy gives Britain a chance to find its feet – with the EU, NATO and a clutch of important allies on side.
Coalition forces are careful about how they report civilian deaths. And we think war is painless, as a result.
The UK is pointing the finger at Russia for the nerve agent attack on a former spy. How should the government react?
Now citizens have a louder voice than ever, the UK badly needs to decide on its role in the world.
The Commonwealth countries' democratic failings take a back seat to British panic about impending irrelevance.
The international law on arms transfers is clear: suppliers are at least partly accountable for recipients' human rights violations.
It turns out that the president of the Philippines is exactly who he said he was.