aljazeera.com May 18, 2022Thomas O Falk
As the Ukraine war rages, Finland and Sweden formally applied to join NATO on Wednesday, heralding an end to decades of neutrality. But how exactly does a country become a NATO member, and how long might the process take for Finland and Sweden? However, for Sweden and Finland, membership is relative . . .
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aljazeera.net May 18, 2022Thomas O Falk
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aljazeera.com May 12, 2022Thomas O Falk
The bloc hopes Europe will stop importing Russian oil by the end of the year. Both Hungary and Slovakia received between 75 and 100 per cent of their oil imports from Russia last year. Moreover, the EU seeks to ban shipping and insurance companies from dealing with Russian oil. “More than 90 percent . . .
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aljazeera.com Apr 15, 2022Thomas O Falk
“Unsurprisingly, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has been the key factor in pushing Sweden and Finland closer to applying for full membership of NATO. However, since Russia’s invasion, public opinion has significantly shifted, making NATO membership for Sweden, as well as Finland, more conceivable than . . .
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aljazeera.com Apr 04, 2022Thomas O Falk
Analysts say Russia’s war goals are unchanged but its revised strategy may be the result of unexpected challenges on the ground. Russia has promised less military activity around Kyiv, with a stated aim of building trust in the diplomatic process. Russia has lost the element of surprise, and so figh . . .
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aljazeera.com Mar 23, 2022Thomas O Falk
While Putin did not mention the Middle East, observers say Russia is looking to recruit hardened fighters from Syria. Non-state actors are already fighting in Ukraine, said Wyn Rees, professor of international security at the University of Nottingham. The Wagner Group has close links to [Russian mil . . .
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aljazeera.net Mar 22, 2022Thomas O Falk
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aljazeera.com Mar 22, 2022Thomas O Falk
Last week, the UK’s defence ministry said Russia’s military campaign in Ukraine “has largely stalled on all fronts”, with President Vladimir Putin’s forces suffering losses and making minimal progress on land, sea or air. Months before attacking Ukraine, Russia had massed more than 200,000 troops al . . .
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aljazeera.com Mar 15, 2022Thomas O Falk
Some experts say that Ukraine remaining neutral and out of NATO could be beneficial to regional security. Russia refuses Western allegations that it wants to influence Ukraine, and claims its main desire is for Ukraine to be neutral, a buffer state, and out of NATO. But on February 24, Russia invade . . .
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aljazeera.net Mar 15, 2022Thomas O Falk
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