It is only comparatively recently that the present configuration of independent states in the Gulf was established. This helps to explain the sensitivities of them all to the issue of external intervention in the area.
The UN Charter is no run-of-the-mill affair. It is a universal covenant, born of untold suffering and sorrow. As the only veteran of the Second World War still in active diplomatic circulation, Sir Peter Marshall reflects on the UN’s founding document, and its enduring relevance.
Officials from Donald Trump’s administration have now announced that the US will formally withdraw in six months from the Open Skies Treaty. The viability of multilateral confidence- and security-building measures is called into question.
RUSI and The Atlantic Council together with the British-Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce are holding a one-day conference in London to look at current developments in Ukraine, and their implications for...