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Ukraine War: three decades after the Cold War, back to open conflict

  • February 25th, 2022
  • Posted by EU Australia

There was a spurious relief in the Russian invasion of Ukraine on 24 February: no more need for pretending, or false diplomacy, even no need for talk about rights and wrongs.

It is back to the raw power days, Russian tanks in Budapest in 1956, then again in Prague in 1968. Attempts at political reform and opening to the West came to that.

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Feeling the heat over Ukraine

  • September 3rd, 2014
  • Posted by EU Australia

Ukraine tanksThe last days of Summer saw little easing of the heat of conflict in Eastern Ukraine. … Read More »

A Summer Of Discontent?

  • July 31st, 2012
  • Posted by EUEditor

camping-europe.jpgThe search for holiday enjoyment goes determinedly on, this European Summer, off-set by cloudy days for the global economy.


The approach of August, traditionally peak season, time for the evacuation of towns for relaxation out of town, especially at the beach; saw persistent cloudy weather in Northern parts – dark shadows of thunderstorms providing a reminder of the economic dark clouds hanging over the continent. … Read More »

NATO Ministers Planning Afghan Pull-out

  • April 19th, 2012
  • Posted by EUEditor

nato-mins-4-2012.jpgMinisters from the NATO powers in Brussels this week (18-19.4.12) moved ahead with plans for disengagement from Afghanistan by the end of 2014 – including the question of carry-on resources for the Afghan forces. … Read More »

Brits Minding Relations In Asia-Pacific

  • January 19th, 2011
  • Posted by EUEditor

haig-2.jpgBritain’s Foreign Secretary, William Haig (picture) today (19.1.11) was touring some of the worst affected flood zones in Queensland as part of a visit to Australia in company with the Defence Minister, Liam Fox. … Read More »

OSCE’s Uncertain Future

  • December 1st, 2010
  • Posted by EUEditor

astana.jpgA summit of the OSCE has begun amid widespread skepticism about its future and the bona fides of the host country, Kazakhstan. … Read More »

PM Confirms For NATO At Lisbon

  • November 7th, 2010
  • Posted by EUEditor

afghanistan-australia-flag5.jpgThe Australia Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, has booked in to attend the NATO summit this month (19-20.11.10), for talks on future commitments in Afghanistan. … Read More »

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