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NATO will grow, and the sooner the better

  • Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has transformed the geopolitical landscape of the transatlantic region, perhaps the greatest example being Finland and Sweden’s newfound enthusiasm for joining NATO. After a couple of centuries of military neutrality, or at least military nonalignment, both countrie...
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Afghans continue to suffer as world is distracted

  • The Russian invasion of Ukraine is now in its second month. Europe is facing a large-scale refugee and security crisis. Russia is coming under intense economic pressure from sanctions. And countries in the Middle East and across much of Africa are concerned about how the fighting will impact th...
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Biden needs to wake up to the menace of Iran

  • The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps last week fired 12 ballistic missiles at the US Consulate and military base in Irbil, northern Iraq. The missiles were probably launched from Iranian territory, although this has not been publicly confirmed. Although the attack is a serious escalation in ...
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Now is not the time for NATO to give potential new members the cold shoulder

  • The North Atlantic Treaty Organization has underpinned the security of Europe and North America for more than 70 years, so it is no surprise that many of the countries in the transatlantic region that are not already members want to join the alliance. NATO’s open-door policy has been a crucial...
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The Taliban are finding friends hard to come by

  • Months after taking power the Taliban is having difficulty gaining the international recognition it desperately desires. The group has also made no progress at the UN in its attempts to secure Afghanistan’s seat in the General Assembly. No country in the world has recognized the Taliban as th...
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Kim’s missile tests matter for the Arab world

  • There is no shortage of geopolitical challenges facing the world. COVID-19 infections are at record levels, thesituation in Ukraine remains tense and unresolved, Iran continues to export terrorism across the Middle East,most of Afghanistan’s population is starving, China continues to threaten T...
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US sending a clear message through Defender-Europe 21

  • The US has just launched one of its largest military exercises, called Defender-Europe 21. Taking place across much of Europe, this military exercise serves two important purposes. Firstly, it demonstrates America’s commitment to European security through the North Atlantic Treaty Organization...
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Russia’s numerous challenges at home and abroad

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin faces many problems at home. The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic presents a major challenge to the country as the virus continues to run rampant through the population. The economic situation in Russia is also bleak. Last year, Russia quietly dropped its goal o...
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Joe Biden’s in-tray: The five key foreign policy issues

  • Whenever there is a new leader behind the desk in the Oval Office, they are sure to be tested by America’s adversaries. Joe Biden will be no different. In fact, because of the unconventional nature of Donald Trump’s foreign policy, it is logical to assume that more than few leaders around the w...
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NATO needs to remain focused on Russia

  • Leaders of the NATO alliance countries with Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace in London, December 3, 2019. (AP Photo) This week, foreign ministers from NATO’s 30 member nations gathered for a virtual meeting during which they were presented with a lengthy...
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