Russia’s geopolitical intentions set it on a collision course with NATO. Has Europe been doing a good job of defending itself?
Fast forwarding the time, my body clock gone haywire, I arrive into Irkutsk and its delicious cocktail of architecture, cultures, traditions and peoples.
My travel starts with two great Russian cities and not without a bump.
International finger-pointing exacerbates rising tensions. Only a thorough investigation can reveal those responsible for the chemical attack in Khan Sheikhoum.
What drives Steve Bannon, Vladislav Surkov and Dominic Cummings?
Sergei Lavrov said it: “There are so many pussies in your presidential campaign, on both sides, that I prefer no to comment.” This jewel of literary inspiration should go to the anales of historic quotes for not only it is hilarious but it also fits perfectly in the Russian establishment´s current endeavour.
Geography and history, modern and older, internal fault lines as well as external interventions, have given rise to a perfect storm in the Eastern Mediterranean. In an arc of fire that stretches from Libya to Syria and can be extrapolated further North, all the way to Russia and Ukraine, a series of conflicts have made this an area of particular instability, for the world as a whole and more immediately for nearby Europe…