“Donnez-moi un break” said Boris Johnson about the French reaction to the UK/US/Australian (AUKUS) submarine deal. He was displaying all the diplomatic skills he was renowned for during his spell as Foreign Secretary, but he has a point. This was a strategic move which makes perfect sense for all three countries and is part of the new geopolitical architecture of the 21st century.
Fighting rages along the Ukrainian frontline
Ukraine’s deputy defence minister has fuelled speculation that, after months of raids and drone strikes, the long-awaited spring assault has finally begun.