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The Foreign Desk, Lukashenko’s migrant warfare

17 November 2021

Migrants hoping for a new life in Europe have been trapped at the Belarusian border for weeks, clashing with the authorities of countries such as Poland. Andrew Mueller explains what Belarusian president Alexander Lukash…

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The Foreign Desk, Is France back on top?

29 September 2021

A week after the AUKUS fallout, France has confirmed a defence deal with Greece, providing the latter with warships and combat aircraft. The timing couldn’t be better and, as Andrew Mueller explains, this long-awaited pact…

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The Foreign Desk, Guinea: back under military rule

8 September 2021

Guinea is no stranger to military coups but it had been hoped that the appointment of the country’s first elected leader, President Condé, would mark a new era of democracy. A little more than a decade, and a constitutional…

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The Foreign Desk, Duterte to stay?

25 August 2021

The president of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, has accepted an endorsement from his PDP party to run for vice-president at next year’s elections. Andrew Mueller explains why many see it as a way to cling to power beyond…

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