“It’s not that simple, Barack.”
Russia's Syria play may have hit some snags already, but the US is hardly placed to kick up a fuss.
A Russian ship passes through the Bosphorus.
Airspace incursions are spilling over into wider tensions.
The face-off between Russia and the West in Syria is giving both sides a chance to try out their new high-tech weaponry.
Candles outside the Medecins sans Frontieres HQ in Geneva
Bombing a hospital and killing doctors and wounded or sick persons may seem to be an obvious war crime. But the reality of both the law and the facts is significantly more complicated.
Jeremy Corbyn is an advocate of increasing Britain’s intake of Syrian refugees.
With strong views on NATO and the EU, the new leader of the opposition is bound to ruffle feathers abroad.
A victim, with a flag of the Federation of Socialist Youth Associations covering him, lies on the ground following an explosion in Turkey on July 20 2015.
A suicide bombing in Turkey last week has pulled Ankara closer to the US in the fight against ISIS. It has also raised concerns about Kurds who are also being targeted by Turkish bombing raids.
Does this look like a ceasefire?
Ukraine is giving Russia two options – and neither is likely to end well.
In case of conflict, call in the US cavalry of course.
A Pew survey has found majority of citizens no long support the principle or mutual aid and support.
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With austerity on the agenda, the upcoming strategic reviews will be critical to deciding the future of the UK's defence force.
EPA/Alexei Nikolsky/Ria Novosti/Kremlin
As the West and Russia go about rooting out each other's spies, they also lose the ability to keep tabs on each other. Time to get back in touch.
A nuclear-capable Pakistani missile during testing in 2011. The international community hopes other aspiring nuclear nations can develop nuclear power without the military muscle.
Through history, nuclear power has gone hand in hand with the nuclear arms race. But does it have to be this way? Closer international cooperation can help nations embrace nuclear power peacefully.
Labour’s defence policy might sound good, but it’s mainly empty rhetoric.
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On defence, the Labour manifesto is full of fine words, but lacking in substance.
Vladimir Putin has his own geopolitical priorities.
EPA/Alexei Druginyn/RIA Novosti/Kremlin Pool
Reports that Russia would use nuclear weapons if NATO continues to push into the Baltic states are misleading.and mischievous.
Move along now.
Ministry of Defence
When military aircraft fly invisible to civilian flights it could represent a disaster waiting to happen.
‘And steer left to see Jamaica Inn’.
Russia has long taken day trips in Europe but it is ratcheting up its schedule.
How many of these do we really need?
In his recent budget announcement, President Obama staked out a negotiating position with Congressional Republicans by offering a sense of symmetry: a 7% increase in the military budget to balance out…
A protest in front of the Ministry of Defence in Kiev.
In recent weeks, eastern Ukraine’s Russian-backed rebels have won several military victories on the battlefield in the Ukrainian Donbas. First they captured the virtually destroyed Donetsk airport, then…
Commemorating the dead of the revolution.
25 years after the beginning of the Romanian Revolution. I am standing in the University Plaza in Bucharest. My memory is channeling echoes of gun shots and student resistance; the smell of perspiration…
This crowd wants their president out
David W Cerny/Reuters
The United States had just gone through a bruising election, but in Congress Democratic and Republican leaders gathered to unveil the bust of Vaclav Havel, the playwright and first post-Communist Czech…
EU in the room: failed high-level diplomacy in Minsk.
Alexey Druzhinin/Ria Novosti/KRE/EPA
As a fragile ceasefire just about holds in Ukraine, with shelling reported in the pivotal port city of Mariupol, the EU has announced a new round of sanctions against Russia. Targeted at state-owned firms…