Recent personnel changes made in Russia suggest how President Putin is planning to handle the 2008 transition, when his term in office expires.
No Fly Zones seem to offer a powerful and low-risk means of halting violence in Darfur. However, political leaders must not underestimate the true challenges involved.
The White House’s objectives in Iraq are increasingly divergent from those of its allies, domestically and internationally. As a hostile Congress attacks in Washington, the ‘coalition of the willing’ begins to dwindle.
In the wake of China’s successful anti-satellite test in January 2007, observers are scrambling to interpret the signals. The unveiling of such weapons suggests a policy of ‘pressure-point warfare’.
While the reconstruction of Afghanistan remains achievable, NATO and the international community must better coordinate their efforts, or risk strategic failure.
A leaked EU report recognises that diplomatic efforts to halt Iran’s nuclear weapons programme have failed. Member states must decide whether they can accept a nuclear Iran, and what can be done to stop its programme.Global Security Issues, International Institutions