Treading water: the Grace 1 tanker was seized by Gibraltar in early July.
After Brexit, the UK will need to decide whether it supports EU diplomacy or US militarism.
Guinea coup leader Moussa Dadis Camara speaks to the media in 2009.
A well-trained military is crucial to a functioning civil democracy, but it can be a liability too.
It’s the end of the world (order) as we know it.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks at a conference for her party.
AP Photo/Martin Meissner
In reelection bid, Merkel’s not just up against a xenophobic, nationalist party in Germany. In the wake of Trump’s election, liberal democracies around the world hope she’ll defend them, too.
Sergeant Paul Shaw LBIPP (Army)/MOD
The second organisational pillar of the European order isn’t as threatened as the EU – but there’s trouble ahead.
All falling down.
Membership of the EU guarantees Britain’s political power in Europe and beyond.
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.