‘A vital region for UK’s geostrategic interests’

‘A vital region for UK’s geostrategic interests’
Crispin Blunt
Updated 26 September 2017

‘A vital region for UK’s geostrategic interests’

‘A vital region for UK’s geostrategic interests’

“This survey shows that public awareness of the Arab world is lacking, with 81 percent of the public claiming to have either limited or no knowledge of the Arab world. The Middle East and North Africa is a vital region for our geostrategic interests, presenting policymakers with challenging questions every day. As touched on in this survey, these range from whether the government should recognize the state of Palestine, conduct military operations against ISIS (Daesh) in Iraq and Syria, how to support integration of Arab communities here in the UK, and how we deal with Islamophobia. For a democratic society it is important that these topics are openly discussed and decisions are taken on the basis of informed debate. It is also important that policymakers have a better understanding of the views of their own constituents on these issues and so I welcome the efforts taken to produce this poll.”

• For full report and related articles please visit: How Brits view Arab world


Russia’s RDIF signs vaccine production deal with Turkey

Russia’s RDIF signs vaccine production deal with Turkey
Updated 38 min 44 sec ago

Russia’s RDIF signs vaccine production deal with Turkey

Russia’s RDIF signs vaccine production deal with Turkey
  • RDIF said it had begun transferring the production technology to Turkey

MOSCOW: Russian sovereign wealth fund RDIF said on Saturday it had signed an agreement with Turkey on production of its Sputnik V vaccine against COVID-19, the Interfax news agency reported.
RDIF added that it had begun transferring the production technology to Turkey.
RDIF has also signed deals to produce Sputnik V with manufacturers in South Korea, China, India, Brazil, Belarus and Kazakhstan.