With a vigorous national debate underway on whether Sweden should enter a military partnership with NATO, officials in Stockholm suddenly encountered an unsettling problem: a flood of distorted and outright false information on social media, confusing public perceptions of the issue.
Samuel Johnson famously told his biographer James Boswell, “Clear your mind of cant.” In thinking about European security, we should do so, too.
Both the European Union's lead negotiator in trade talks with the United States and the spokesman for Germany's chancellor on Monday downplayed assertions that negotiations on the proposed landmark pact have collapsed.
Renewed Turkish-Russian ties are not disadvantageous for NATO, nor need they suggest Ankara is distancing itself from NATO
Instead of letting the dust settle and carrying on in a business-as-usual fashion after every crisis, the EU must radically reconfigure its whole political structure.
Bilateral meeting of the Presidents of Lithuania and Poland: common challenges require joint efforts
President Dalia Grybauskaitė met with President Andrzej Duda of Poland.
In November 1983 the Soviet Union began to increase the combat readiness of its forces in Eastern Europe, including the air force forward-deployed in East Germany, in preparation to meet an expected pre-emptive strike by the United States and its allies.
In 2014 President Obama told an Estonian audience: ‘Article 5 is crystal clear: An attack on one is an attack on all. So if, in such a moment, you ever ask again, “who will come to help,” you’ll know the answer -- the NATO Alliance, including the Armed Forces of the United States of America...We’ll be here for Estonia. We will be here for Latvia. We will be here for Lithuania. You lost your independence once before. With NATO, you will never lose it again.’
Strengthening cooperation between 12 countries of the Adriatic-Baltic-Black Sea Initiative will be the focus of the Dubrovnik Forum, "Strengthening Europe: Connecting North and South“, on Thursday and Friday.
Deep divisions over relations with Moscow complicate the choice of a new head of state