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Global Politics and Strategy
By Lawrence Freedman
Crisis management is the most demanding form of diplomacy. So far neither Russia nor the US and its European allies have handled it particularly well.
By Alexander Lukin
Putin has now established an independent power centre in Eurasia. Although economic considerations are important, they are also secondary to a set of values differing from those preached by the West.
By Bettina Renz
Despite widespread perceptions, Russia is close to having the military it needs.
This issue includes articles on international affairs by Lawrence Freedman, Alexander Nicoll and Jonathan Stevenson.
In a friendly Twitter debate this week, I was asked why I advocated rejecting an imperfect Iranian offer for a...
Next month marks the centenary of the outbreak of what was called the Great War, and once, the ‘war to...
Amid ongoing tensions over Ukraine, it is worth noting that Russia continues to cooperate closely with the West over Iran...
Buried within the 1,042-page bill authorising next year’s US defence budget is an unusual provision. Entitled ‘prohibition on use of...
By Alexander Nicoll
A ‘yes’ vote, though unlikely, would fundamentally alter the British Isles, and potentially Europe as well.
By Roderic Broadhurst and Peng Wang
Curbing corruption is vital for China’s future.
By Pierre Noël
Asia’s reliance on seaborne energy trade is conducive to strategic cooperation. It is unclear whether this will outweigh strategic competition.
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