Georgia, despite the support of the United States, has a little chance of joining North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in the short term, David Phillips, Director of the Program on Peace-building and Rights at Columbia University’s Institute for the Study of Human Rights told .
Vladimir Putin has vowed to 'eliminate' Nato if Sweden tries to join the alliance.
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence arrived in Estonia on July 30, his first stop on a trip to three countries that have expressed concerns about Russia's intentions in their regions.
Many people equate the European Union with Europe, overlooking a few nuances along the way. From a historical point of view, of course, it is clear that the EU, having contributed to ending centuries of war and violent conflict among its member states, nowadays embodies the antithesis of pre-1945 Europe. And in geographical terms, the EU’s successive enlargements have allowed it to reflect, far more closely than ever before, the full expanse of the European continent.
NATO Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller welcomed Ambassador Kurt Volker, U.S. Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations, to NATO Headquarters on Wednesday (26 July 2017). Ms. Gottemoeller and Ambassador Volker discussed the security situation in eastern Ukraine, Kyiv’s reforms, and NATO’s support for Ukraine.
The issue of the advantages and disadvantages of the current model of national security, as well as the status of Moldova's permanent neutrality, is being brought back, the process of gradual abolition of which was launched with the advent of pro-European parties in 2009. At the same time, the behind-the-scenes and public struggles related to neutrality are actually reduced to the problem of cooperation with the North Atlantic Alliance, which was confirmed by the recent decision of the Constitutional Court. At the same time, the situation around Moldova's neutral status may become part of a larger political combination.
Jens Stoltenberg, NATO Secretary General: Russia underestimates the resolve, unity of NATO and of our partners
On July 10, the North Atlantic Council, consisting of 29 ambassadors of the Alliance's member states, and headed by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, visits Kyiv.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg ended a two-day visit to Ukraine on Monday evening (10 July 2017), during which he reaffirmed the Alliance’s strong political and practical support for Ukraine. Mr. Stoltenberg was in Kyiv together with the Ambassadors of NATO’s North Atlantic Council to mark the twentieth anniversary since the signing of the Distinctive Partnership between NATO and the Ukraine.
The Euro-Atlantic security system is a highly complex equation with many unknowns. Three years ago, it seemed that it was up to narrow specialists to solve the equation, which was of secondary importance for 21st-century Europe. Today, however, it is a crucial political factor fraught with serious risks of intentional or unintentional confrontation between Russia and the West.
The insistence of some NATO allies on maintaining commitments made to Russia twenty years ago risks undermining stability and security in Europe.