Articles by Julian Borger

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US Nuclear Weapons: First Low-Yield Warheads Roll Off the Production Line
Julian Borger – The Guardian, 4 Feb 2019

28 Jan 2019 – The US has begun making a new, low-yield nuclear warhead for its Trident missiles that arms control advocates warn could lower the threshold for a nuclear confrontation. New type of weapon, ordered by Trump’s nuclear posture review, could make violent response to conflict more likely, say experts.

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Trump Says US Will Withdraw from Nuclear Arms Treaty with Russia
Julian Borger and Martin Pengelly – The Guardian, 22 Oct 2018

21 Oct 2018 – Experts warn of ‘most severe crisis in nuclear arms control since the 1980s’ as Trump confirms US will leave INF agreement. “We’ll have to develop those weapons,” the president told reporters in Nevada after a rally. “We’re going to terminate the agreement and we’re going to pull out.”

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Yemen Wants US to Reassess Counter-Terrorism Strategy after Botched Raid
Julian Borger and Ben Jacobs – The Guardian, 13 Feb 2017

The Yemeni government said on Wednesday [8 Feb] it wants a rethink of US counter-terrorist operations on its territory after a botched commando raid on 29 January that left 25 civilians dead. Sidelining of Trump’s national security council worries experts, who liken decision-making process that led to civilian deaths to ‘shooting from the hip’.

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The Truth about Israel’s Secret Nuclear Arsenal
Julian Borger – The Guardian, 20 Jan 2014

Israel has been stealing nuclear secrets and covertly making bombs since the 1950s. And western governments, including Britain and the US, turn a blind eye. But how can we expect Iran to curb its nuclear ambitions if the Israelis won’t come clean?

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GCHQ and European Spy Agencies Worked Together on Mass Surveillance
Julian Borger – The Guardian, 4 Nov 2013

The German, French, Spanish and Swedish intelligence services have all developed methods of mass surveillance of internet and phone traffic over the past five years in close partnership with Britain’s GCHQ eavesdropping agency.

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Brazilian President: US Surveillance a ‘Breach of International Law’
Julian Borger – The Guardian, 30 Sep 2013

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff’s scathing speech to UN general assembly is the most serious diplomatic fallout over revelations of US spying. She launched a blistering attack on US espionage accusing the NSA of violating international law by its indiscriminate collection of personal information of Brazilian citizens and economic espionage targeted on the country’s strategic industries.

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Austria Says UK Push to Arm Syrian Rebels Would Violate International Law
Julian Borger – The Guardian, 20 May 2013

Forceful Austrian position signals deep EU divisions on Syria ahead of this month’s embargo decision.

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Iran Unable to Get Life-Saving Drugs Due to International Sanctions
Julian Borger and Saeed Kamali Dehghan – The Guardian, 21 Jan 2013

Hundreds of thousands of Iranians with serious illnesses have been put at imminent risk by the unintended consequences of international sanctions, which have led to dire shortages of life-saving medicines such as chemotherapy drugs for cancer and bloodclotting agents for haemophiliacs.

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The Race Is On For Libya’s Oil, With Britain and France Both Staking A Claim
Julian Borger and Terry Macalister – The Guardian, 5 Sep 2011

The starting pistol has been fired on bids by Britain and other western powers to secure a slice of the oil prize in Libya when France said it was “fair and logical” for its companies to benefit. Alain Juppé, the French foreign minister, planted his flag in the sand as the Guardian was told that BP was already holding private talks with members of Libya’s interim government.

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GERMANS PRESS FOR REMOVAL OF US NUCLEAR WEAPONS IN EUROPE
Julian Borger, diplomatic editor – The Guardian, 9 Nov 2009

Pressure is growing within Nato for the removal of the remaining US nuclear weapons on European soil, and for a new doctrine for the alliance that would depend less on nuclear deterrence.The initiative is being driven by the new German government coalition, which has called for the removal of American nuclear weapons on its territory […]

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