Submarines in the desert

The recent controversy in the UK regarding a shortage of military equipment in Afghanistan highlights a wider refusal in Europe to recognise the nature of the security threats in a post Cold War world

African parameters

Equatorial Guinea is a deplorable tyranny, and that Obiang has no intention of building a democracy

The end of ?de facto states?

Nicu Popescu comments on developments in Abkhazia and South Ossetia after their recognition by Russia

Staying power

Britain needs to stick to its mission in Helmand ? it is the right thing to do

Debate on Spain’s Foreign Policy

A piece in Spanish, giving a bipartisan assessment of Zapatero’s foreign and European policy and the challenges for the Spanish presidency

Short-termism in the long run

Europe should be a model for liberals the world over. But today, Europe is increasingly characterised by fear.