The reality has changed

Putin, Biden and Zelensky will go down in history! Putin as the leader of the Russian forces attacking Ukraine with criminal brutality; Biden as an appeaser from a great power that couldn’t or wouldn’t make it clear to the Russians what the consequences of an attack on Ukraine might be; Zelensky as the President and…

Humane aspects of border security

Anyone who has a well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion should be protected by the Geneva Refugee Convention which celebrates its 70th anniversary on 28th July 2021. Any person meeting these universal criteria is a refugee and should never be pushed…

Taking climate security seriously!

The adverse impacts of climate change are being felt across the world and the pressures on our planet are increasing. The protection of our environment is no longer an option and urgently requires strong and even radical measures to reduce the impact of greenhouse gases. It is therefore of the utmost importance to tackle the…

No return to the good old times!

Donald Trump’s presidency was characterised first and foremost by his extravagant personality and his populism, but it also wrought a profound change in American politics.Today, populism is a feature of all democracies and the 46th President-elect, Joe Biden, would do well to cultivate a moderate populism if he is to “restore the soul” of his…