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Garvan Walshe is a former National and International Security Policy Adviser to the Conservative Party Democracy doesn’t defend itself. It only survives if citizens and the politicians they elect defend political institutions and keep those who would destroy them out of power. This is the idea behind militant democracy, whose name we owe to the […]
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The Defence Secretary said there is no way Putin can be offered a way out, for he can be depended upon to reject it.
Interrupting other pipelines would cause havoc on the energy markets and prevent Europe heating itself this winter. They would be no different to German attacks on allied food convoys in the First and Second World Wars.
It’s no good massing troops in eastern Europe if the western powers depend on Beijing for critical industries and infrastructure.
Since at least 2008, he has been striving to ‘Make Russia Great Again’ through the old Tsarist gambit of ‘strategic depth.’
Delivering the right vehicle cannot be premised on the idea that non-EU states are merely satellites of Brussels.
The recent drive, apparently coordinated between Paris and Berlin, to push Ukraine for a compromise settlement must be resisted.
It is an essential British interest that Putin’s efforts to split Germany, France and Italy from the front line states fails.
The Government could dangle before the EU another gain it wants in order to win a revised Protocol.
Both countries look set to continue to rub along uneasily, mixing elements of cooperation and competition along the way.
Or are more than three million armed personnel going to continue to sit it out while the Ukrainians battle it out?
The European Union has wholly failed to coordinate a European economic strategy that minimises dependence on Russia.
We don’t have time to waste. During 2025 and 2026 the TCA, the UK/EU fisheries agreement, the EU’s decision on UK data adequacy and its current policy on derivatives trading all come up for review.