Here’s an idea. Let’s send 1,000 British and other European troops to Bosnia. Quickly.

Bosnia? You might say. That was the 1990s. But that was then, and this is now. Alas, 2021 looks a little bit like 1991. I’m not arguing war is about to break out, but the direction of travel is towards violence and if the Europeans don’t get their collective act together, the destination risks being reached. If so, they will scramble to try and put together a much larger force amid grand declarations about the Common European Home.