One of the least-examined professions in foreign diplomacy is that of “honorary consul,” according to the ICIJ’s (International Consortium of Investigative Journalists) recent research into Shadow Diplomats. ICIJ and its media partners have been working for months to document the … Continue reading The Dubious World of the Honorary Consul Investigated
The US has warned that Russia has the soldiers in position to attack Ukraine “at any time,” and that American citizens should evacuate within the next 48 hours. The White House stated on Friday that an invasion may begin with … Continue reading US Warns of Imminent Russian Invasion of Ukraine
By Mathieu Boulègue Research Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme Chatham House What does Russia want? Fundamentally, the Russian leadership wants to subdue Ukraine once and for all. Russia is seeking to transform Ukraine into part of a buffer zone with … Continue reading Is a Russia and Ukraine war imminent?
The major E3+3 countries of the world (including the UK, US, China, France, Germany and Russia) will be meeting today in Instanbul with the Iranian Government once again to discuss and have an offer of an assurance over any proposed nuclear programme that Iran may be conducting. This follows a meeting of the E3+3 at the UN General Assembly in September 2009. At that meeting Iran’s nuclear programme was found a matter of concern to the E3+3 countries as they said in their statement – those talks basically wanted to see Iran to implement all measures required by the IAEA … Continue reading E3+3 Talks on Iran