by David McWilliams, October 1, 2015
Regular readers of this column will know that we forget Russia on the global stage at our peril. Russia is still a major player in our part of the world.
Much of the EU lies at the end of a huge pipeline of Russian gas. Russia will heat Europe this winter. In what is now known as the ‘Middle East’, Russia has long been a presence. When Russia looks south it sees the Muslim world.