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Crimea is key to solving the war in Ukraine

Zelenskyy must realise that Crimea was only given as a present to Ukraine 66 years ago simply as a gesture....

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Iran helping Russia commit war crimes

The arrival of the Iranian drones helped fill a crucial gap in Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. London: Just before midnight...

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Why Vladimir Putin is living in a parallel universe

There are no signs that the Ukrainian people are weakening. Russia’s brutality has only served to increase the people’s determination...

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Why COP27 should thank Vladimir Putin

Before the war, solar and wind sources were already cheaper than fossil fuels in 85% of the world; now they...

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Why Moldova is Putin’s next victim

If you want to identify one person who is seeking to capitalise on the uneasy political situation and become ‘Moscow’s...

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Triangulating China, Russia, US is dangerous policy by MBS

Under MBS a tectonic shift in Saudi Arabia’s relations is taking place, much to the delight of China and Russia....

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Martial law shows that vladimir Putin is already toast

When hundreds of returning coffins morph into thousands, the public mood will harden quickly against Putin and the population will...

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The chant of ‘Women, Life, Liberty’ echoes around Iran

What differentiates the current protests from the past is that they have been female led, perhaps for the first time...

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The end is nigh for Vladimir Putin

Last month a group of councillors in St Petersburg, Putin’s birthplace, wrote a letter accusing him of ‘high treason’ and...

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Italy pushes Europe to the right

The Brother of Italy’s coalition with the League and Forza Italia will share the characteristics of other European right-wing brethren:...

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Facing defeat, Putin threatens nuclear war in Ukraine

With few good options to save face, President Putin has now decided on the deeply controversial move of partial mobilisation....

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Having duped his nation, Putin now has no good options

As a last resort, will Vladimir Putin go nuclear? Rose Gottemoeller, a former Deputy Secretary General of NATO, suggested he...

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An era ends with the Queen’s passing

Steady as her ubiquitous profile on stamps and coins, the Queen embodied the British stiff-upper lip.   London: Being in...

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Kompromat is alive and well

The elaborate cover stories, high level of training and the length of their missions make illegals incredibly difficult to track...

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Partisan resistance to Putin’s war growing in Ukraine, starting in Russia

The existence of such an anti-Putin group will worry the Kremlin. Stalemate. Six months into President Vladimir Putin’s unprovoked invasion...

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Pyongyang welcomes Moscow’s embrace, but there’s a catch

What kind of cooperation and support could the two leaders be referring to? One could be manpower. Is Vlad really...

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CPEC is creating a powder keg on India’s doorstep

What has Pakistan got for the infrastructure being built, courtesy of Beijing? A gargantuan amount of debt. Islamabad owes China...

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Why the Quad should become the Quint

The arrival of Yoon Suk-yeol as President of South Korea earlier this year is a golden opportunity to strengthen the...

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Putin turns the screw as Europe descends into economic and political turmoil

Germany is uniquely vulnerable to Russian threats to reduce gas flows. The sheer volume of gas that Berlin imports, almost...

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No, Mr Putin, they’re not Nazis, but you are a Fascist

Putin’s focus on imaginary Nazis illustrates his bizarre and dangerous behaviour in his final years. Many political scientists have concluded...

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Is Ukraine’s plight hastening Iran’s nuclear bomb?

It is likely that Tehran has concluded that if Ukraine had kept its nuclear weapons, Putin would not have dared...

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Xi Jinping’s warped idea of democracy will destroy Hong Kong

The high level of prosperity in the former colony is now under threat by China’s crackdown, as international investors become...

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US and G7 increase sanctions against Russia, but are they working?

The challenge currently facing Ukraine and its partners is the disconnect between the West’s powerful long-term sanctions and the shorter-term...

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The gap that could start World War III

Something scary happened last week, something that could escalate quickly into a world war. A train from Moscow to the...