Moscow’s latest tests of intercontinental missiles and its parading of nuclear capable strategic bombers have rightly prompted international concern. Yet, it is rarely mentioned that NATO, too, is back in the game of nuclear deterrence. Ian Klinke visits an atomic weapons site and asks the alliance’s Deputy Assistant Secretary General about the current modernisation of its air-launched nuclear gravity bombs.
Russia’s disrespect for Ukrainian sovereignty has captivated the Western media for months. The focus on Moscow’s bullish behaviour has, however, obscured both NATO’s recent attempts of joining the Ukrainian proxy war and its long-term strategy of Eastern expansion. Ian Klinke contextualises current developments in European security: