Meg McAuley

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Ukraine and the Clash of Civilizations

Since the end of the Cold War, per­haps no aca­dem­ic idea has been more de­bated — and more dis­missed — than Samuel Hunt­ing­ton’s no­tion that a …

This Isn't A Cold War. And That's Not Necessarily Good

Since the Ukraine crisis began, many Western pundits have argued that we are headed toward a second Cold War—a worry echoed a few days ago by Russian …

Forbes Welcome

The west talks about a new cold war. For Russians it has already started

I’ve been travelling in the heartlands of Russia for 30 years, witnessing everything from the euphoric wishfulness at the fall of communism to prosperity and, more recently, political despair. Yet going there for the first time since the annexation of Crimea, I was still shocked by what I saw.<p>I …

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The new cold war: are we going back to the bad old days?

Tanks and troops invading a satellite state, tit-for-tat spy expulsions, high-risk military games of chicken involving nuclear bombers and interceptor jets, gas supply cut-offs, and angry diplomatic exchanges – if it sounds familiar, then it should. Newspaper headlines from Moscow to Washington and …

Welcome to Cold War II

The West and Russia have sailed into uncharted waters. Crimea has de facto declared independence from Kiev. Russia has intervened to effectively …

Mother tongue issues divide Ukraine - poll - New Cold War: Ukraine and Beyond

<i>Note by New Cold War editors: We are endeavoring to locate online the published survey by ‘Rating’ agency that is reported below in this TASS news</i> …

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Migrant crisis: German anger at growing numbers

A growing number of Germans are expressing their opposition to the record number of asylum seekers being accepted by Germany.<p>Around 5,000 people joined a demonstration on Monday organised by Pegida, which is opposed to what it calls the "Islamisation of Europe".<p>Some senior politicians are also …

Migrant crisis: Crowd control at Austria border

Around 1,500 people have crossed into Austria from Hungary at Nickelsdorf on Tuesday morning.<p>An average of 10,000 migrants a day have been arriving at the border point over the past three days.<p>Bethany Bell reports from the border.

Migrant crisis: EU ministers attempt to resolve quota row

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Migrant crisis: Authorities struggling to cope with 'massive influx'

Border authorities are struggling to cope with the massive influx of migrants arriving in Europe.<p>European Union ministers are meeting to try to resolve a dispute over how to relocate 120,000 asylum seekers.<p>Some central European states have resisted calls for EU members to accept mandatory …

Hungary ads warn migrants against coming to Europe

Hungary has printed adverts in Lebanese and Jordanian newspapers warning Syrian refugees in those countries against making the journey to Europe.<p>EU leaders in Brussels have approved plans to relocate 120,000 migrants, with Hungary and Czech Republic among four voting against.<p>Carine Torbey reports.

France FN leader Le Pen to stand trial over Muslim prayer row

<b>Marine Le Pen, the leader of France's far-right National Front, has been ordered to stand trial in October on charges of inciting racial hatred.</b><p>The charges relate to her comments made in 2010 comparing Muslims praying in the streets to the Nazi occupation of France in World War Two.<p>The European …

On the ground at Europe's refugee hotspots

EU ministers have approved a controversial plan to relocate 120,000 refugees and migrants across Europe using compulsory quotas.<p>It was agreed by a majority of countries though many Eastern European nations voted against the move.<p>500,000 people have sought refuge in Europe so far this year after …

Migrant crisis: EU ministers approve disputed quota plan

<b>EU interior ministers have approved a controversial plan to relocate 120,000 migrants across the continent over the next two years.</b><p>It will see migrants moved from Italy, Greece and Hungary to other EU countries.<p>Romania, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary voted against accepting mandatory …

Refugee crisis: Food and phone charging on Turkey border

One of the pressure points on the migrant path is now the Turkey-Greece land border.<p>Around 2,000 people mainly from Syria have camped out at a sports stadium in the town of Edirne.<p>They are trying to get a safe passage to Greece rather than cross the sea to the Greek Islands.<p>But for now at least, …

First of 20,000 Syrian refugees arrive in UK

<b>The first Syrian refugees to be resettled in the UK since the government announced it was expanding its protection scheme have arrived.</b><p>The government has not disclosed how many were in the group nor clarified whether they were already due to arrive before the scheme was expanded.<p>The prime minister …

Lesbos struggles as 4,000 migrants arrive daily

The Greek island of Lesbos is still struggling to keep up with the steady flow of migrants and refugees.<p>Around 4,000 people arrives on the island's shores every day, most in dinghies.<p>From there most hope to continue their journey on to Athens and eventually head north through Macedonia.<p>Jim Muir …

Migrant crisis: Opponents furious over new EU quotas

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Russia's Syria military build-up is self-protection - Kerry

<b>Russia's military build-up in Syria appears to be limited to protecting its own forces in the country, US Secretary of State John Kerry has said.</b><p>However, Mr Kerry warned that Russia's long-term intentions remained unclear.<p>His comments on Tuesday followed the publication of satellite images that …

U.S. builds up Arctic spy network as Russia and China increase presence

As China and Russia boost their military presence in the resource-rich far north, U.S. intelligence agencies are scrambling to study potential threats in the Arctic for the first time since the Cold War, a sign of the region's growing strategic importance.<p>Over the last 14 months, most of the 16 …

The Cuban Missile Crisis Explains Why Iran Won't Go to War With Israel

One point of agreement unites supporters and opponents of the Iranian nuclear arms treaty: We can't permit Iran to get the bomb. A nuclear-armed Iran would transform Israel into a smoking, radiating ruin, the thinking goes. The only way to prevent this second Holocaust is presumably to prevent Iran …

Merkel's Syrian refugee stance reflects spirit of integrating East Germany

Germany's decision to open welcome hundreds of thousands of refugees echoes back to when West Germany opened its arms - and tax coffers - to …

Obama: Putin largely to blame for Syrian crisis, says Russian strategy is ‘doomed to failure’

President Obama said Friday that he warned his Russian counterpart years ago that continuing to back Bashar Assad’s Syrian regime would destabilize …

The US, Russia and "Hybrid Warfare"

The US and Russia have not gone back to the Cold War yet. But, after years of fighting in the Middle East, America's military establishment is …

Putin Turns to Stalin for Modernization Ideas

Now that President Vladimir Putin has firmly aligned the government with the Russian Orthodox Church, he has moved on to create a new burden for the …

Russia and West 'just minutes from World War III at least 66 TIMES in last 18 months'

According to a report, Russia and Nato have been involved in "close military encounters" since March last year.<p>The two world giants have been told to …

Russia banned Wikipedia because it couldn’t censor pages

Government agency blocked website over a drug-related entry, but the blackout was short-lived<p>This week, the Russian government briefly blocked access to Wikipedia over a page about charas, a form of cannabis. Roskomnadzor, the country's communications watchdog, ordered Wikipedia to delete the page …

MAKS-2015: Day 3 wheeling and dealing

Russia’s newest strategic bomber the Tupolev Tu-160M2, known as the White Swan, is to enter service with the Russian Air Force by 2021.<p>Upgrades of …

Putin says Ukraine-EU deal a threat to Russia

Russia's president has called for European leaders to end their criticism over Ukraine's decision to delay an EU pact, as thousands rallied in Kiev in a third day of protests.<p>Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday a free trade deal between the European Union and Ukraine that was controversially put on hold …