Julian Borger, The Guardian

Julian Borger

The Guardian

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Recent articles by Julian:

Iranian advisers killed aiding Russians in Crimea, says Kyiv

Top security official says Tehran military personnel in occupied areas will be ‘targeted’ → Read More

Why India overtaking China as most populous country is more than symbolic

Moment hints at possible limits to unrelenting rise of China and raises questions about ability of India to reap demographic dividend → Read More

Fresh effort to ban the bomb as new generation bids for nuclear-free world

Today’s disarmament activists are applying a new set of tactics to respond to threats including those from Putin in Ukraine → Read More

Haitian ambassador warns criminal gangs may overrun country

Armed gangs have shut off access to Haiti’s main fuel terminal, decimating basic services amid a cholera and hunger crisis → Read More

Biden to scrap Trump missile project but critics attack US ‘nuclear overkill’

Arms control advocates say changes from Trump era outlined in Nuclear Posture Review do not go far enough → Read More

Cuban missile crisis, 60 years on: new papers reveal how close the world came to nuclear disaster

In 1962, a Soviet submarine commander nearly ordered a nuclear launch, newly translated accounts show, with modern parallels over Ukraine all too clear → Read More

Russia steps up Ukraine ‘dirty bomb’ claim in letter delivered to UN

Kyiv’s allies dismiss allegation it could use such a weapon on its own soil as scientifically absurd and a distraction effort → Read More

Iran provides ‘technical support’ for Russian drones killing civilians, says US

Iranians brought trainers and technical support to Crimea to help Russians use drones ‘with better lethality’, White House says → Read More

Russia’s new Ukraine commander signals civilian removals from ‘tense’ Kherson

Sergei Surovikin says Russia’s defence of occupied southern city ‘not easy’ as Ukraine introduces local news blackout → Read More

House Republicans divided over aid to Ukraine ahead of midterms

McCarthy says Congress won’t ‘write a blank cheque’ while another senior Republicans says Ukrainians should ‘get what they need’ → Read More

US and Mexico call for international force to break gangs’ stranglehold on Haiti

Scheduled session brought forward in view of dire conditions – rampant gang violence, a cholera outbreak and escalating famine → Read More

US-Saudi rift grows over decision to cut oil production

Washington has accused Saudi Arabia of coercing other Opec+ members into 2m-barrel-a-day reduction → Read More

Democrats issue fresh ultimatum to Saudi Arabia over oil production

Members of Congress raise prospect of one-year arms sales ban unless kingdom reverses Opec+ decision to cut output → Read More

US will soon need to deter two major nuclear powers for first time, White House says

New national security strategy warns of Russia as more immediate threat and China as long-term competitor → Read More

Saudi Arabia will face ‘consequences’, says Biden, amid anger at cuts in oil output

Moves by Opec+ to reduce production seen as siding with Putin over the US just as midterms loom → Read More

Elon Musk denies report he spoke to Putin about use of nuclear weapons

Tesla boss, who recently floated his own peace plan, rejects claim he talked to Russian president about the war in Ukraine → Read More

Zelenskiy asks G7 for monitoring of Ukraine’s border with Belarus

Ukrainian president also asks for more air defence systems after new wave of Russian missile strikes → Read More

Ukraine to demand step-change in western aid after Russian missile blitz

Kyiv presses military and diplomatic wishlist as French president sees ‘profound change in nature of this war’ → Read More

Biden’s ‘Armageddon’ warning wasn’t based on new intelligence, US says

US president made most outspoken remark on threat of wartime nuclear weapons when speaking at a fundraiser on Thursday → Read More

Are Putin’s nuclear threats really likely to lead to Armageddon?

The realities underlying the menacing vocabulary are a grey area – it is far from certain that Putin would be prepared to use nuclear weapons → Read More