Finland is expected apply to join NATO next week. NATO will accept. Tsar Vlad will get grumpy and rattle his rusty sabre.
Whilst NATO’s current borders with Russia are tiny, Finland adds a further 1,340 kilometres. Thus, Tsar Vlad’s desire to curb the expansion of NATO by invading Ukraine has achieved the exact opposite, and gone down his gold-plated toilet.
With Russia’s incursion into Ukraine, there has been more of the volatility we have become accustomed to this year. While all eyes are on Kyiv, we look beyond the immediate horizon.