NATO Defence Ministers wrapped up two days of talks in Brussels on Thursday (15 February 2018), focused on the NATO Command Structure, fair burden-sharing and the Alliance’s efforts to project stability beyond its borders.
It seems the Eastern Mediterranean is becoming the area of Russia’s keen interest. In addition to the Syrian Tartus naval base controlled by Russia, on Feb. 3, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev issued an order for the Ministry of Defense to sign military cooperation agreement with Lebanon, entailing, among other things, access of Russian warships and military aircraft to Lebanese ports and military airfields, military exercises, training of Lebanese army staff etc.
Vytis Jurkonis: EU has to clearly show and deliver to the burden sharing to ensure the continuing support of the US
Exclusive interview of the lecturer Institute of International Relations and Political Science (Vilnius University) Mr. Vytis Jurkonis.
Visiting U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has met with senior Turkish officials amid rising tensions between the two NATO allies. The countries remain at loggerheads in part over Washington’s support of a Kurdish militia in Syria, which Ankara accuses of being a terrorist organization.
The nuclear arms control regime is in danger — and neither Vladimir Putin nor Donald Trump appear committed to saving it. Yet given enough political will, a solution could be found readily, argues arms control expert Steven Pifer.
RUSSIA and Europe are moving closer to all-out war, a shocking new report has warned.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has defended her party's concessions during coalition talks as "painful" but "acceptable." The chancellor also brushed off criticism that she is losing authority among conservatives.
Rusif Huseynov: The Alliance has to express unity and a stronger position in the Western-Russian clashes
An exclusive interview with Rusif Huseynov, сo-founder and editor-in-chief The Politicon research center (Baku).
NATO’s deputy secretary general has reaffirmed the alliance’s commitment to Turkish security, telling senior students at the Turkish National Defense University in Istanbul that “NATO stands in solidarity with Turkey in the fight against terrorism.”
An exclusive interview of the Senior editor of Pirmais Biznesa radio (First Business Radio) in Riga, Latvia Aris Jansons.