Even if no one is talking about it, NATO is a critical issue in this General Election
With a Nato summit in London scheduled shortly before the General Election, the Edinburgh Stop the War Coalition argue that the UK’s ongoing membership of the nuclear military alliance should be at the forefront of voters’ minds
DONALD Trump will be back in London just a week before the General Election, meeting up with Boris Johnson, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and other heads of state at the Nato summit. The event marks the 70th anniversary of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, the world’s largest nuclear-armed military alliance.
Analysis: 100 years on from independence, Afghanistan is still a pawn in great power games
With the western powers negotiating with the Taliban, 18 years of ceaseless bloodshed has proven to be pointless
THIS week marks the centenary of Afghan independence from British rule (19 August).
The occasion was marked by weekend bombings, claimed by the Islamic State franchise in Afghanistan, even as the US edges closer to a deal with the Taliban.
Analysis: The Trident and Nato debate is back in the SNP - it should never have gone away
Proposals that Nato membership be “contingent” on the removal of Trident raises questions about whether the SNP would definitely embrace the military alliance
ONE does not usually expect to encounter realpolitik from any branch of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament – not even a specialist section intended to muster support within a political party, where horse-trading and sliding principles are less surprising.
SNP CND roadmap finds Nato membership should be 'contingent' on Trident removal
The SNP’s nuclear disarmament spokesperson Douglas Chapman reiterated the party’s commitment to removing the nuclear deterrent and providing “conventional” support to NATO
- New report from SNP CND argues in favour of using the possibility of Nato membership as leverage to remove Trident from an independent Scotland
- SNP MP Douglas Chapman cites disarmament process outlined in the 2014 ‘Scotland’s Future’ white paper as current policy
Trump in the UK - what might Scottish independence from US power look like?
Allegiance to the US empire ties Scotland into a global network of anti-democratic force
AS tens of thousands protest around the UK against the visit by US President Donald Trump, his British sympathisers are complaining that he should be respected for what he represents – the most powerful state in the world and the UK’s ‘most important ally’.
#SGPConf Interview: John Finnie talks NATO, Justice and his 'frustration' with Holyrood politics
The Scottish Greens’ justice spokesperson sat down with CommonSpace to discuss the necessity of opposing a nuclear alliance, his hopes for the Transport Bill, and the need to reform the Scottish justice system.
Pete Cannell: On its 70th anniversary, it's time to lay NATO to rest
Pete Cannell, anti-war activist in Edinburgh, says that on the 70th anniversary of NATO, a peaceful future where humanity tackles the crises of the 21st century would be one without the western military alliance
TOMORROW, 4 April, is the 70-year anniversary of the NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organisation) coalition.
The 'Macedonian Question' has officially been answered, but is it resolved?
Jenny Tsilivakou (@JTsilivakou) reports on the naming dispute between Greece and the neighbouring Republic of North Macedonia, officially resolved last year, but where the dynamics which made it such a hot political issue in both countries are still very much alive