Our associate fellow, Dr HA Hellyer, reflects on the British EU referendum debate and the narrative surrounding extremist nationalism, observing that the ideology of Eurabia, once the preserve of extremists, is now being heard across the European political spectrum.
The achievements of the NPR and the signing of New START are the first steps towards President Obama’s stated goal of a nuclear free world. However limited their successes may be, their announcements signify real progress in nuclear disarmament.
The tragic plane crash in Poland has devastated the Polish political elite, reminiscent of the effects of the 1940 Katyn massacre. However, the loss is unlikely to destabilise the country and in the long-term the political changes may actually lead to more harmonious relations both domestically and internationally.
After the UK General Elections, the promised Strategic Defence Review needs to be developed on the basis of the likely outcomes in Afghanistan. It may be essential to have a genuinely radical solution to the defence crisis where the three services would each need to commit themselves to a single mission and a unified doctrine.