Why Russia’s forgotten war will speak almost as loudly as Trump at Nato summit

  A column of Russian tanks moves towards the Roki tunnel in South Ossetia, Georgia, after the brief war there in 2008CREDIT:DMITRY KOSTYUKOV/AFP This article first appeared in the Telegraph on July 11th. See more of my articles for the paper here.  There is much anticipation about the messages Donald Trump will send at the Nato…

Sport as a metaphor for war

Friday the thirteenth puns aside, tomorrow could be a momentous and dramatic day for the world. The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), the athletics governing body, has demanded a response from Russia in the wake of the doping scandal revealed this week in a report by the World Anti-Doping Agency. The head of the IAAF,…