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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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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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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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Obama’s Amateur Hour Foreign Policy Legacy

Obama’s Amateur Hour Foreign Policy Legacy

Lee Jenkins June 19, 2014 0

On Iran, Syria, Ukraine, Libya and Iraq, Obama has stumbled from one crisis to another with seemingly limitless ineptitude It started well enough; in his first major foreign policy speech after election, Obama addressed the

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6 Inconvenient Elections The West Chose To Ignore And Undo

6 Inconvenient Elections The West Chose To Ignore And Undo

Lee Jenkins May 15, 2014 0

Flawed as they are, the elections in Eastern Ukraine and Crimea are reasonably representative. Yet the West has form in ignoring elections it doesn’t find useful. Iran 1953 The oil wealth of Iran had

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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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The partition of Ireland and Ukraine

The partition of Ireland and Ukraine

Gordon Johnston May 6, 2014 2

Gordon Johnston examines the parallels between Ireland and Ukraine. The crisis in Ukraine deepens with each week that passes, bringing us closer to a global conflict. It is sad that we in the United

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Vladmir Putin Is Russia’s Ronald Reagan

Vladmir Putin Is Russia’s Ronald Reagan

Lee Jenkins May 1, 2014 0

Far from being a caricature Bond villain, Putin is seen as a national saviour, a la Reagan. The the late 1970s the United States was deep in what Carter called a malaise. The economy

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