Despite the large scale military exercises held by Russia and the West recently, no one is getting ready for a real war in Europe, Sergey Utkin, researcher at Russia's Primakov National Research Institute of World Economy and International Relations, has said.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met with US President Donald Trump at the White House on Thursday (17 May). They discussed preparations for the Summit of NATO leaders in Brussels on 11-12 July, including NATO's growing contribution to the fight against terrorism and fairer burden-sharing within the Alliance.
If Sweden and Finland joins NATO, it might deteriorate the alliance’s relations with Russia, but in a long term it will strengthen Latvia’s defense capabilities, said Latvian MEP Artis Pabriks (Unity).
NATO Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller was in Sofia (4-5 May 2018) to discuss NATO’s response to current security challenges, Bulgaria’s contributions to the Alliance, and NATO-EU cooperation.
On the 4th of April 2018, the sixth “NATO-EU Roundtable” took place at Tallinn University. The conference was organised by the Estonian Atlantic Treaty Organisation in cooperation with the Friedrich Ebert Foundation, Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and NATO Headquarters. The conference focused on the NATO-EU political and military cooperation, particularly in the domain of countering hybrid threats, cyber defence and strategic communication.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and US President Donald Trump emphasized the importance of transatlantic ties at a press conference on Friday. Iran, trade and defense spending were high on the agenda.
Looking at the map is enough to see Turkey’s importance: NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has reiterated Turkey’s importance to the joint defense of the alliance, saying a look at the map is enough to recognize the country’s value, amid rising criticism of Turkish actions in the media and in Western capitals.
French President Emmanuel Macron has called for a new nuclear deal with Iran during in a bid to dissuade Donald Trump from ripping it up. Despite the two leaders' repeated declarations of friendship, Macron's visit to the US has failed to reconcile their differences.
The US is interested in developing economic relations with Kazakhstan, the US Ambassador to Kazakhstan George Krol said at the forum of the American Chamber of Commerce in Kazakhstan.
Ever since Donald Trump became president, European leaders have sought to read his mind on what he thinks about the old continent. While thousands of policy papers have been produced in the process, two handshakes may be more telling.