After the resignation of Michael Flynn, Donald Trump’s national security advisor, there seems to have been a tone change in the president’s team. There appears to be a greater readiness to admit that fixing the US–Russia relationship will be much more difficult than initially envisaged.
The latest anti-corruption and anti-government demonstrations in Romania, the biggest since the overthrow of the communist regime in 1989, raise difficult questions about the country’s political transformation. But they should raise fewer doubts about Romania’s continued commitment to European integration, or about the country’s place in Europe. For although acute, Romania’s problems are shared...
This is the third in a series of five country-level papers on the role of organised crime groups in the illicit trade of tobacco, alcohol and pharmaceuticals across Europe, focusing on Greece as a case study.
The closure of the Afghan/Pakistan border earlier this week and consequent targeting of NATO fuel supplies has highlighted a critical vulnerability for the International Security Assistance Forces: Fuel. But what can be done to overcome ISAF's Achilles heel?
There is now a consensus that the Strategic Defence and Security Review is being conducted too fast and without due consideration to strategy. The UK’s Defence and Security cannot be left to one ministry; it is time we empower a Cabinet-level leader to enable defence and security reform across government.