The EU reached a deal with Mali earlier this month for the return of asylum seekers from Europe and to tackle the local ‘root causes of immigration’. However, the deal will only work if internal security in Mali is supported. And there, the story is less than encouraging.
By claiming to have deployed a sophisticated air-defence system, Russia may be attempting to force the international coalition to think twice before undertaking air strikes in Syria without consultations with Moscow
In his appeal to the House of Commons to extend UK anti-Daesh operations to Syria, the prime minister cited unique RAF capabilities, in particular the Brimstone anti-armour missile and MQ-9 Reaper. What contributions can the RAF bring to the campaign in Syria?
Russia’s direct intervention in the Syrian crisis has attracted a great deal of attention. A detailed analysis of the actual scope of the Russian military deployment in Syria indicates Moscow’s level of commitment to the conflict