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.
While the world’s gaze is focused on Ukraine and the Baltics as key locations of Russia’s challenge to the West, the real risk lies in Kosovo. It is where President Vladimir Putin imagines that the Western humiliation of Russia began.
Europe is on a high state of alert after several terror attacks – and more are thought to be in the pipeline. So which strategy should governments adopt to address radicalisation and prevent future attacks?
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.
The leaked letter from Defence Secretary Liam Fox to Prime Minister David Cameron has outlined in detail some of the cuts now being considered in Britain’s armed forces – sharp reductions in the frigate fleet, the ‘deletion’ of the Royal Navy’s amphibious capability, and the scrapping of the new Nimrod MR4 maritime patrol aircraft (the first of which entered service, at great expense, only this...