Dr Marcus Papadopoulos is the publisher and editior of Politics First, a non-partisan publication for the UK Parliament. He holds a PhD in Russian history and specialises in Russia and the rest of the former Soviet Union and the former Yugoslavia.
The appalling Westminster terror attack was not unexpected. For some years now, MI5, the UK’s domestic security service, has set the terrorist threat level in Britain at “severe”, meaning that a terror attack in the country is “highly likely”.
The role of the United States in the breakup of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia is often overlooked by people who are critical of Washington’s intervention in the internal affairs of independent, sovereign countries.