Britain and France Make a Deal

Britain and France last week announced that they would begin a new era of defense cooperation intended to conserve their military power at a time of shrinking military budgets. The plan involves sharing nuclear weapons research and other expensive weapons development programs, pooling aircraft carriers in times of crisis and jointly training rapid-reaction brigades that can fight side by side under a single commander. READ MORE

German-British Rapprochement Would Mean Dark Days For Europe

By Roderick Parkes

It is a fact long lamented by those two endangered species, British Germanophiles and German Anglophiles: apart from a few pockets of intense co-operation, such as in justice and home affairs, the potential of a German-British partnership has seldom been exploited in European policy. The political impetus to be generated by the German and UK heads of government moving together in elegant tandem has not been realised. READ MORE

Europe's Quiet Leader

By Anne Applebaum

Did you know that there were elections in Germany a month ago? Were you aware that the German Socialists were soundly defeated? Had you realized that there was now a new government in Germany? No? Then give credit -- both for the victory and the fact that you haven't heard about it -- to Angela Merkel, chancellor of Germany. READ MORE

Britain Attempts Own Russia 'Reset' With Miliband Visit To Moscow

By Kevin O'Flynn

After years of tension, Britain and Russia are attempting to reset their relations as the British foreign secretary, David Miliband, met with his counterpart Sergei Lavrov in Moscow. READ MORE

European Leaders Agree To Czech Demands Over Lisbon Treaty

EU leaders have agreed to allow the Czech Republic to opt out of a part of the EU's reform treaty, removing one of the last barriers to ratification. The Swedish EU presidency says talks must now shift to the climate. READ MORE

Russian Foreign Minister Speaks On Missile Defense, START, World Situation

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov gave an interview to editors-in-chief of RIA Novosti, the Voice of Russia radio station, and the Russia Today TV channel in which he discussed topical issues of Russian foreign policy and current global developments. READ MORE

Questioning The Invisible Hand

Can liberalised energy markets cut carbon emissions? Britain is starting to doubt it READ MORE

David Miliband: Europe Is Tories' Massive Weakness

By Bruno Waterfield and Adrian Michaels

David Miliband was combative while defending European Union foreign policy and the Lisbon Treaty. READ MORE

Britain Announces Reduction In Nuclear Submarine Fleet

By Olly Barratt

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown says his government is willing to cut the number of nuclear submarines to support US President Barack Obama's nuclear disarmament initiative. READ MORE

European elections kick off in Britain and the Netherlands

Four days of European elections have kicked off in Britain and the Netherlands amid concerns that a record low turnout and protest votes could boost extremist parties. READ MORE