When the A400M eventually becomes available, it will be more expensive, delayed
and less capable than contractually agreed. The willingness of European Governments, and especially the UK’s, to bail out the programme is troubling.
Officials from Donald Trump’s administration have now announced that the US will formally withdraw in six months from the Open Skies Treaty. The viability of multilateral confidence- and security-building measures is called into question.
While the Arctic is often thought of as a far-off and forbidding place, several million people live there and the world depends on its resources. And it may also be impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.