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I wondered about his stance on neutrality and NATO

Russia and Ukraine: is it really Evil v Good? - by Anthony Coughlan | Feb. 25, 2022 |

Objective  observers will recognise that the current Ukrainian crisis stems fundamentally from the US-sponsored and EU-backed coup against the legitimate government of that country in 2014.  This sought to shift a State that is divided between Ukrainian-speakers and Russian-speakers away from Russia's sphere of influence towards NATO, the EU and the so-called "West" - which of course includes Japan. 

Shortly after 9/11 a new role for NATO in global war on terror. Subject of many of my diaries and concern.

Debate on the Nice Treaty | Irish Times by Alan M. Dukes |

Anthony Coughlan of the National Platform has now admitted that there are no grounds for opposition to the Nice Treaty on the basis of fears about neutrality or about alleged "militarisation" of the EU.

Instance where Coughlan was proven wrong ...

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A Celtic Zeitenwende? -
Continuity and Change in Irish National Security Policy | By Professor Andrew Cottey |

Chapter 6 -- Policy actors and structures: the executive drama

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Tue Jan 3rd, 2023 at 05:43:14 AM EST

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