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When Eccentricity Meets Evil: Central Asia

When Eccentricity Meets Evil: Central Asia

Backbencher March 20, 2014 0

An insight to the least known, and most bizarre region on earth New battle lines are being drawn, new economies are charging to the fore, new nation states are being born and the West

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We Have No Idea How To Deal With Putin’s Russia

We Have No Idea How To Deal With Putin’s Russia

Lee Jenkins March 20, 2014 6

Western leaders are mentally and institutionally ill equipped to deal with Putin’s Russia Yesterday President Putin signed the document that saw Crimea become a fully fledged part of the Russian Federation. The signing was

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Ukraine And Britain’s Trident Defence

Ukraine And Britain’s Trident Defence

Backbencher March 6, 2014 1

Ukraine serves as a timely reminder of the need to retain the ultimate weapon. The situation in Ukraine seems to be spiralling ever-closer to war. Russian forces have occupied the semi-autonomous region of Crimea

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The Return Of Great Power Diplomacy

The Return Of Great Power Diplomacy

Lee Jenkins March 6, 2014 2

In case you missed it, international relations has gone all retro Despite what Twitter has told you, WW3 is not imminent, and nor is a new Cold War; the nuclear weapons aren’t one a

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Crime-a River: Has Russia Rightfully Occupied Crimea?

Crime-a River: Has Russia Rightfully Occupied Crimea?

Backbencher March 4, 2014 0

The ongoing political turmoil in Ukraine has led to unprecedented levels of violence and destruction, with widespread rioting in the streets. Independence Square in Kiev is unrecognisable as it remains occupied by protesters even

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Putin’s Spluttering Petro-Empire

Putin’s Spluttering Petro-Empire

Lee Jenkins February 27, 2014 2

The breakneck pace of events in Ukraine are part of a much larger geopolitical story of Russia and its post Soviet place in the world. When Vladimir Putin came to power (the first time)

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The Royal Navy’s F-35 Debacle

The Royal Navy’s F-35 Debacle

Backbencher February 21, 2014 7

Ellie McHugh analyses the tactical and strategic confusion behind the UK’s super-class aircraft carriers and the aircraft chosen for them  ‘The airplane won’t amount to a damn thing until they get a machine that

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Back To The USSR

Back To The USSR

Backbencher January 31, 2014 0

Stephanie Surface analyses Putin’s striving for a new Soviet Union As most of the British media seems to obsess about new laws limiting homosexuals’ rights in Russia, and showing corruption and cronyism at the

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Europe Emasculated: When America Recalled The Legions

Europe Emasculated: When America Recalled The Legions

Lee Jenkins November 14, 2013 4

Western Europe got a free ticket on defence for fifty years. That ticket is no longer redeemable. In an uncharacteristic bit of savvy foresight and planning, the United States is pivoting itself away from

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Toothless Dragon: The Myth Of China’s Century

Toothless Dragon: The Myth Of China’s Century

Lee Jenkins October 24, 2013 0

When they have nothing else to talk about, analysts and strategists can always find a market of people keen to hear how China is poised to dominate the globe. But scratch the surface, and

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