With the Baltic states on-track to become independent from centralised Russian control over their power networks, the Kremlin has demonstrated an alarming potential to disconnect them from its power grid before they are ready to join the continental European network.
An off-the-cuff and not very productive German proposal has revived an older debate about France’s role and status in the world, as well as the measures which should be taken to enhance Europe’s strategic footprint.
Despite Donald Trump’s presidential election campaign rhetoric, the US still has a central role to play in international nuclear non-proliferation efforts. There is hope Trump’s defence officials and the international community will have a steadying influence on the new president.
The world faces unprecedented crises, with mounting global debt, the possibility of man-made pandemics and mass migration all likely to hit soon. Is President Trump able or indeed willing to deal with the issues?
Britain and Turkey signed a £100 million deal on 28 January during Theresa May’s trade talks in Ankara with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Under the deal, BAE Systems will join forces with Turkish Aerospace Industries to develop a ‘fifth-generation fighter’ for the Turkish Air Force of the 2020s. What sort of aircraft could be produced and what implications could there be?