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Sweden's latest military exercises indicate that Stockholm is getting closer to NATO. At the same time, however, the temptation to become party to a new nuclear prohibition treaty may scupper Sweden’...
‘Strong and Stable’ was not a winning slogan for British Prime Minister Theresa May and her ruling Conservatives, but it seems an apt description of Germany and its Chancellor Angela Merkel.
As Russia’s major military exercises start, Moscow is consistently attempting to undermine its own international obligations to allow foreign observers to monitor these manoeuvres.
Although Russia’s relations with key Western partners remain tense if not deadlocked, there is no shortage of suggestions coming from Moscow for cooperation.
Russia’s declared number of troops taking part in the biannual Zapad-2017 military exercise, about to start in Belarus, reveals that Moscow is almost certainly being ‘economical with the truth’.
Devastating storms and floods around the world lead to questions concerning how governments can prepare for future resilience.
The UK government is facing withering criticism that it has been too slow to help British overseas territories devastated by Hurricane Irma. This criticism reveals wider questions about the way...
The launch this week of Britain’s national shipbuilding strategy, with an order of five vessels to be designed and built in English shipyards, sees the UK’s aspiration to compete in the global...
Jonathan Eyal and Benjamin Agnew
The difficulties facing France’s president are just beginning, and there are increasing doubts about his ability to tackle the country’s deep-seated problems.
It is said that in order to understand Pakistan, you need to know three ‘A’s’: Allah; America; and the army. While Allah and the army are still central to Pakistan, it can be argued that America’s...