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EXCLUSIVE: Peter Tatchell compares hard-left Putin support to apartheid

EXCLUSIVE: Peter Tatchell compares hard-left Putin support to apartheid

James Bickerton November 3, 2017 0

Veteran gay rights activist Peter Tatchell used an interview with The Backbencher to slam that section of the left which is sympathetic to Putin’s Russia. Tatchell, who was badly beaten at the 2007 Moscow

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Russia: The Mounting Aggressor in the East

Russia: The Mounting Aggressor in the East

Christy O'Neil October 31, 2017 0

Why is Russia becoming an increasingly frequent feature in British news? In a rapidly advancing digital age, could it be that the Russian government is ahead of the game; weaponising information for a war

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What will President Trump mean for foreign policy?

What will President Trump mean for foreign policy?

Alexander Fiúza November 28, 2016 0

On 20th January 2017, Donald J. Trump will be sworn in as President of the United States of America. It is expected that his Presidency will mark something of a departure from the policies

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If ISIS Want a War, They’ve Got One

If ISIS Want a War, They’ve Got One

Robert Tyler November 20, 2015 1

The Paris attacks changed my views on intervention and tackling terrorism. Here’s why it should change yours as well. For the last 4 years of blogging, I have prided myself on being anti-war and

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Putin’s Syrian Wrecking Ball Is Exposing The West’s Negligence

Putin’s Syrian Wrecking Ball Is Exposing The West’s Negligence

Lee Jenkins October 6, 2015 0

The seemingly endless Syrian Civil War took a dramatic turn last week as Russian jets began a bombing campaign against anti-government groups from bases within Syria. The attacks come after months of Russian military

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Russia Declares War On Wensleydale

Russia Declares War On Wensleydale

Lee Jenkins August 16, 2015 0

As Western sanctions start to bite, Moscow hits back with its own round of embargoes  Last week, Russian President Vladimir Putin defended his recent edict ordering the destruction of food brought into the country,

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Iran’s Nuclear Deal – Your 60 Second Q&A

Iran’s Nuclear Deal – Your 60 Second Q&A

Lee Jenkins July 14, 2015 0

You’ll have been forgiven for thinking Greece was the only diplomatic show in town, but Vienna has just hosted another, arguably more significant, set of international negotiations. What’s happened? Iran has agreed to limit

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Putin’s European Apparatchiks Exposed

Putin’s European Apparatchiks Exposed

Robert Tyler April 6, 2015 0

Vladimir Putin has been playing politics in Europe.  Two interesting stories appeared in the media this week that have shed light on links between European political parties and the Russian Federation. These stories have exposed

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The Russian bear pursues Ukraine with no Endgame in sight

The Russian bear pursues Ukraine with no Endgame in sight

Lee Jenkins August 29, 2014 0

This week NATO released images showing a convoy of Russian artillery travelling along southern Ukrainian roads. The same briefing showed self propelled guns deployed outside strategic towns in the south east of the country,

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Russia’s foreign policy has reinvigorated debate on Britain’s international commitments

Russia’s foreign policy has reinvigorated debate on Britain’s international commitments

Backbencher May 6, 2014 0

Bradley Cole argues that the UK has the opportunity to reassert itself in response to recent Russian foreign policy. Britain is many things – a maritime nation, a member of the P5 and G8,

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