Signs of the times – “Turkey and Russia”

Last month it was announced that Turkey had “been removed from the US’ F-35 Joint Strike Fighter programme after it took delivery of the Russian-made S-400 air defence system … The White House said: ‘Turkey’s decision to purchase Russian S-400 air defence systems renders its continued involvement with the F-35 impossible. The F-35 cannot coexist… Read More Signs of the times – “Turkey and Russia”

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Signs of the times – “Israel’s security and the Golan Heights”

Relations between Israel and Russia deteriorated last month after a Russian military plane was shot down by the air defence systems of the Assad regime, her ally. Moscow blamed the Israeli government for the incident which happened at the time of an attack on Syrian facilities by four Israeli F-16 jets. “Russia said Israel’s ‘irresponsible… Read More Signs of the times – “Israel’s security and the Golan Heights”

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Signs of the times – “Ukraine under pressure”

Following the annexation of Crimea in 2014 and military intervention in Ukraine, the US, the EU and other countries imposed harsh sanctions against Russia in an attempt to isolate her. Mr Putin’s government responded by imposing its own against the West. The rouble went into freefall – a combination of sanctions and cheaper oil. In… Read More Signs of the times – “Ukraine under pressure”

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Signs of the times – “A new deal with Russia?”

During his election campaign Donald Trump made a number of well publicised policy soundbites, including a desire for the US to have a better relationship with Russia. Moscow certainly welcomed his election victory and President Putin was one of the world’s first leaders to congratulate Mr Trump on his victory. However, relations between Washington and… Read More Signs of the times – “A new deal with Russia?”

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This Week’s Developments in Weekly World Watch 15-21 July

  July 18: Iran has been blamed for a terrorist attack on an Israeli tourist coach in Bulgaria that killed up to seven people at Burgas airport on Wednesday. Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel’s prime minister, said Tehran was behind the attack near the popular Black Sea resort of Sunny Beach and warned of retaliatory measures targeting… Read More This Week’s Developments in Weekly World Watch 15-21 July

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