The recent events in Ukraine have shattered the security architecture of Europe, as the world watches Russia defy all warnings from the West concerning the sovereignty of its smaller neighbour. In this article, Matthew argues that despite the shocking nature of Putin’s attack, it has not come out of nowhere: the invasion is “the latest chapter in Russia’s increasingly ruthless and reckless raucous resurgence
With Russia invading Ukraine and NATO on standby should Putin’s aggression escalate, the threat of nuclear warfare could become a terrifying reality. In this article, Daniel points out that mutually assured destruction has historically made wars unwinnable. But, he argues, Putin’s recent threat to use nuclear weapons against any state that becomes militarily involved in Ukraine “is a significant challenge to this status quo, with potentially terrifying consequences for global peace”
With the ‘Russia Report’ finally being released on Tuesday July 21st, to the author it is apparent that the escalation of tensions between Russia and the UK ‘is already well underway – indeed, it has been for more than a decade’. With Putin’s goal being ’the fostering of division and chaos in the West’, swift government action may be essential for national security.
Are the British public being prevented from learning the full extent of Russian interference in their democratic voting processes by a Prime Minister who directly benefits from the co-operation and funding Russian oligarchs are providing him? The author thinks the ‘Russia Report’ being produced by Parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC) ‘has the potential to be explosive’.