We were warned about Russia – but didn’t listen
Russia tries to tell its neighbours what to do. Then it gets cross with them for objecting to its interference. That, in a nutshell, is the story of European security since 1991. The latest row with Norway exemplifies this.
Norway, it is probably worth pointing out, is hardly an example of—to mimic the Kremlin’s propaganda memes—a historic Russian territory wrenched into the Western sphere of influence by the imperialist warmongers of Nato and their arms-industry backers. Norway is a founding member of Nato. Nor is it an example of Nato trying to encircle Russia. The Norwegian-Russian frontier is in exactly the …read more