Nuclear Threat

Putin’s new big nuclear buttons

Putin’s chest-thumping state of the nation address marks the resumption of nuclear rhetoric not seen since the height of the US–USSR confrontation. It demonstrates a clear need for arms-control talks to prevent any new Cold War, writes Mark Fitzpatrick.

Women soldiers – another milestone for Saudi Arabia

The latest in a series of government reforms will allow women to serve as soldiers in Saudi Arabia’s internal security forces for the first time.

Salisbury response – first big test for ‘Global Britain’

Brexit should not stop the UK winning EU support after the Russian chemical attack in Salisbury, argues Fabrice Pothier.