After failing to obtain the release of an American pastor unjustly imprisoned for twenty-two months in Turkey, the Trump administration imposed sanctions against the Islamic-nationalist government of President Reccep Erdogan. Andrew Brunson is a married pastor and father of three who for more than two decades had been calmly building a very small Protestant community […]
Speaking on July 22, in front of an audience of Iranian diplomats, President Rouhani held out half an olive branch to the United States. “America should understand that peace with Iran would be the mother of all peace. But that to make war on it would be the mother of all wars! “, said this […]
In international relations, there are sometimes rare moments of opportunity that need to be grasped. This particular sequence of mid-July 2018 is one. A NATO summit is held on 11 and 12 July in Brussels. On July 16, another summit, also largely devoted to security in Europe, will be held in Helsinki between the United […]
It is time to tackle the question of how to deal with care with Chinese investment in Europe to maintain cooperation while prevent it becoming the world’s biggest Trojan horse that will eventually undermine Europe from within.
There has been a lot of hand wringing about Trump giving up the USA’s leading role guaranteeing the global world order and abandoning the rules-based system which it created. Yet, even a superficial look at post-war history reveals that a lot of our current global security concerns were caused by the short-sighted foreign policy of […]
Monday 17th September 2018, 12:30 - 14:30