November 18, 2011 | Missile Defence

Missile Defence and NATO commitments.

NATO has undertaken to back – and significantly fund – US plans for Missile Defence in Europe. This would be both hugely expensive, and politically (fierce Russian opposition) and strategically (a new arms race) counter-productive. Moreover the whole programme involves a global system: elements in Europe, in the Middle East, [...]


January 7, 2011 | Letter to Independent re-NATO MD and Cyber at Lisbon

Most NATO countries (? all NATO countries?) are facing financial crises and austerities.

Nevertheless, the Secretary-General of NATO is proposing that we European tax-payers embark on a vastly expensive Missile Defence programme; and, as well, that we try to spend our way out of Cyber Vulnerability: both are vigorously supported by the US Pentagon. [...]