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Ukraine war: Russia’s Baltic neighbours to create massive border defences as Trump continues undermining Nato

    By Natasha Lindstaedt, University of Essex   With Donald Trump leading in many of the polls for the upcoming US presidential election, his comments about global security and foreign policy have to be taken seriously. In February, Trump flippantly remarked that he would encourage Russia to do whatever it wanted to Nato states that failed to pay their bills. In a follow-up interview on GB News this week […]

todayMarch 25, 2024 17


Vladimir Putin’s gold strategy explains why sanctions against Russia have failed

    By Robert Huish, Dalhousie University   There are more than 16,000 sanctions imposed against Russia. Yet the Russian economy and war machine grew by 3.6 per cent in 2023 and is projected to grow another 2.6 per cent in 2024. Nearly six per cent of Russia’s gross domestic product goes towards military spending. At a time when Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is scrambling to acquire arms, funds and […]

todayMarch 19, 2024 3