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A new deterrence

Robin Harvey

Hybrid warfare and the future of NATO defence policy On Saturday 18 March the first 150 of 800 UK armed forces troops landed in Estonia, as part of the UK’s commitment to defending NATO’s Eastern border. The 150 troops will establish a military base in time for the arrival of the further soldiers, tanks and…

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Progressive leadership

Ernst Stetter

The electoral year in Europe started last week with national elections in the Netherlands. French presidential elections will follow in April and May and in autumn there will be German federal elections and parliamentary elections in Bulgaria and the Czech Republic. Progressive parties in all these countries face the challenge of overcoming the trend of…

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In tune with the times

Phil Wilson MP

The story goes something like this: back in the 1920s, when jazz was just getting into its stride, someone asked Louis Armstrong, “What is this thing called jazz?” “If you’ve gotta ask,” the musician replied, “you’ll never know.” I relay this anecdote, not just because I love jazz, but because Armstrong’s response raises the issue…