Foreign and security policy was not an area in which Prime Minister Cameron sought to alter the relationship between the UK and the European Union (EU) in renegotiating the terms of Britain’s membership. However, security has become a key theme in the referendum debate. The airport and metro (…)
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After the recent escalation of fighting between Azerbaijan and Armenia-backed separatist forces of the self-proclaimed Republic of Nagorno-Karabakh – the bloodiest and most wide-ranging for the last 22 years – the South Caucasus has re-emerged in the international spotlight. What are (…)
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