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Soon to be a regular sight over Baltic skies?The Ukrainian crisis has shown up the short-term limitations of the EU’s ‘soft power’ in the face of a determined Russian regime not afraid of wielding its ‘hard power’. Though we would argue that in the lon…

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Well, this one snowballed quickly. The number of countries either implicated – or feeling the need to comment on – “Handygate” (as the Germans call it) is growing by the minute. Here’s a round-up.Germany: The fallout over allegations that the NSA …

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