Russia will not attack Nato

9 March 2024 5:00 pm

There is a lot of war fever about. In January, Grant Shapps, Britain’s tiggerish defence secretary, said the UK was…

Zelensky was right to feel cheated by Nato

15 July 2023 3:20 am

Gitanas Nauseda stood outside his palace and checked his watch. The Lithuanian President’s guests – the leaders of the other…

Is Jill Biden calling the Nato leadership shots?

20 May 2023 8:16 pm

Ben Wallace has confirmed the worst-kept secret in Westminster: he’s the likely UK candidate for the Secretary General of Nato.…

China is playing the long game over peace in Ukraine

20 February 2023 5:00 pm

At the Munich Security Conference over the weekend, China’s foreign minister Wang Yi announced that his country was currently in…

Has a Quran-burning protest ended Sweden’s Nato dream?

25 January 2023 3:32 am

A crowd gathered outside Turkey’s embassy in Stockholm on Saturday afternoon to watch far-right politician Rasmus Paludan burn the Quran.…

Letters: Britain needs the English National Ballet

1 October 2022 9:00 am

Putin’s options Sir: I agree with Paul Wood that Vladimir Putin is on the back foot (‘Cornered’, 24 September). His…

Will Nato accept Ukraine?

1 October 2022 4:03 am

Shortly after the invasion of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky made an offer to Vladimir Putin. Ukraine would drop its ambition to…

Is Germany afraid of China?

17 August 2022 6:30 pm

The German air force has taken off for its first deployment in the Indo-Pacific region. It will take part in…

East Germans still find it hard to see Russia as the enemy

2 July 2022 9:00 am

East Germans still find it hard to see Russia as the enemy

Nato is no longer 'brain dead'

29 June 2022 9:12 pm

Finland and Sweden will be formally invited to join Nato today. Them joining the alliance will bolster Nato’s presence in the…

Italy’s hostility to Nato is building

21 May 2022 9:00 am

  Ravenna, Italy   The war in Ukraine has caused an unholy convergence of the left and right in Italy.…

Cold Turkey: why is Erdogan resisting Nato’s expansion?

21 May 2022 9:00 am

Why is Erdogan resisting Nato’s expansion?

The problem with Macron’s vision for Europe

14 May 2022 9:00 am

The Ukraine crisis has transformed international affairs, forcing countries the world over to rethink their alliances and interests. New patterns…

Why the new Anglo-Swedish pact matters

11 May 2022 12:55 am

Boris Johnson will arrive in Stockholm tomorrow to sign a defence agreement with Sweden to tide the country over until it…

The age-old story of strongmen

16 April 2022 9:00 am

The only good news, after the massacres in Ukraine, is that so many ugly behemoth super-yachts have been seized and…

Is this the birth of a Nordic Nato?

14 April 2022 5:30 pm

In the past six weeks, Finland and Sweden’s security policies have changed more than they have over the past six…

Was Biden's chemical weapons threat a gaffe?

25 March 2022 11:56 pm

Did Joe Biden mean to threaten Russia with a chemical weapons attack? That seemed to be what he implied at…

The folly of Nato enlargement

19 March 2022 9:00 am

If western universities were not brimming with leftist professors, the present situation in Ukraine would surprise no one. History would…

The war is redefining Poland’s place in the world

12 March 2022 9:00 am

The war is redefining Poland’s place in the world

Russia’s war on Ukraine: the lessons so far

8 March 2022 10:20 pm

The sheer complexity – and horror – of Russia’s war on Ukraine makes it difficult to distil the essential points. To take…

Putin's plan for Ukraine

15 November 2021 1:36 pm

Vladimir Putin’s message was as clear — and familiar — as his method. The Kremlin has begun another major build-up of troops…

Biden is losing Nato

19 September 2021 4:00 pm

The forming of the Australia-UK-US (Aukus) military alliance in the Pacific shows how everything Trump can say, Biden can do.…

The real reason Putin targeted HMS Defender

24 June 2021 3:57 pm

When military personnel talk of ‘theatres’ they mean a zone of conflict. Moscow seems to take the term increasingly literally,…

Why is New Zealand afraid of criticising China?

2 April 2021 2:27 am

It is becoming harder and harder to ignore China’s aggressive behaviour. As I say in the magazine this week, China…

Tanking the tanks could be a big mistake

29 August 2020 9:00 am

That an abundance of tanks is no guarantee of a happy and secure nation was evident from the Soviet Union’s…