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European Union member states have slowly been constructing institutions to build an EU defense identity by duplicating NATO institutions. These developments read well on paper but deliver very little in reality. European Union ... This impracticality ...
... treaty's Article 5, which says an attack against one member is an attack on all. That means he didn't have to outline what his response would be if Russia behaved aggressively toward its neighbors Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia, who are all NATO ...
Accession by Cyprus has been broached as a means to encourage a negotiated settlement to the island's division, which dates back to alliance member Turkey's 1974 invasion. However, Nicosia's membership would be of little military value, since Russia ...
... EU defence strategy, the parntership with NATO would change: "First there are civilian, military or humanitarian missions, secondly there could be situations where the Nato flag is more irritating than EU and thirdly we should understand that not ...
"It's being marked every step of the way by the Royal navy and ships and planes of other NATO members as well," Defence Secretary Michael Fallon said in a statement.

United Nations - Donald Trump bragged in Wednesday's debate that his repeated criticism of NATO members for their meager military spending compared to the U.S.
(CNN) Since the formation of NATO in 1949 the defense of Europe and the free world has depended on the absolute certainty that whatever president is occupying the White House, the United States will come to the aid of a NATO member if attacked. Any ...
Turkish jets bombed U.S.-backed Kurdish militants in Syria overnight - with each side offering vastly different figures on how many fighters were killed.
The Russian military says it has conducted drills involving state-of-the art missiles near the nation's western border, amid tensions in relations with the West.
Just five member-states have crossed the threshold of spending 2 of GDP on defense, which is what NATO encourages, but there are signs that other NATO members are on their way to reaching that benchmark. The only problem is Trump has nothing to do ...
The presence of Iskander-M missiles in the Kaliningrad enclave between NATO members Lithuania and Poland means the western military alliance should seek greater security cooperation with non-members Sweden and Finland, she said. Russia has said ...
Belgrade - Serbia is pursuing a policy of military neutrality and its authorities are not considering NATO membership, but that is no obstacle to a partnership with the alliance, Serbian FM Ivica Dacic said Thursday.
"NATO does not have many tools to address development while the EU has a lot of these tools. If we focus on identifying problems, then identifying the tools necessary to address the problems, then we can decide which institution can address which ...

To strengthen the unity of its members, NATO must actively increase solidarity both within the Alliance itself, and between the publics of different member nations. The question of solidarity has both short-term and long-term solutions, both of which ...
After more than two and a half years Russia continues its illegal occupation of Crimea and its war in Eastern Ukraine. As part of its unconditiona...
"It's being marked every step of the way by the Royal navy and ships and planes of other NATO members as well," Defence Secretary Michael Fallon said in a statement.
(CNN) Since the formation of NATO in 1949 the defense of Europe and the free world has depended on the absolute certainty that whatever president is occupying the White House, the United States will come to the aid of a NATO member if attacked. Any ...
United Nations - Donald Trump bragged in Wednesday's debate that his repeated criticism of NATO members for their meager military spending compared to the U.S.
Turkish jets bombed U.S.-backed Kurdish militants in Syria overnight - with each side offering vastly different figures on how many fighters were killed.
The Russian military says it has conducted drills involving state-of-the art missiles near the nation's western border, amid tensions in relations with the West.
Just five member-states have crossed the threshold of spending 2 of GDP on defense, which is what NATO encourages, but there are signs that other NATO members are on their way to reaching that benchmark. The only problem is Trump has nothing to do ...
The presence of Iskander-M missiles in the Kaliningrad enclave between NATO members Lithuania and Poland means the western military alliance should seek greater security cooperation with non-members Sweden and Finland, she said. Russia has said ...
Belgrade - Serbia is pursuing a policy of military neutrality and its authorities are not considering NATO membership, but that is no obstacle to a partnership with the alliance, Serbian FM Ivica Dacic said Thursday.
"NATO does not have many tools to address development while the EU has a lot of these tools. If we focus on identifying problems, then identifying the tools necessary to address the problems, then we can decide which institution can address which ...
Among them was the refusal to allow members of the German parliament's Defense Committee to visit the Incirlik Airbase, where Germany has about 500 troops, six tornado aircraft and a tanker plane.
Turkish leader Mr Erdogan agreed on Monday with Mr Putin to intensify military and intelligence contacts as they signed a deal to construct two pipelines to send Russian gas under the Black Sea to Turkey - who is a NATO member, unlike Russia.
The agreement on Montenegro's membership is currently being ratified by NATO members and the country is most likely to join in the first half of 2017 - depending on the outcome of the general election.
Post Brexit, the remaining 27 members can forge ahead. By Markus Heinrich, October 12, 2016 ... member of the EU. The country has been reluctant to hand over competences to Brussels and principally opposed to "ever closer union" - even as it was eager ...
Patriotism in Turkey has always been strong, but in the wake of July's failed coup by members of the military, President Tayyip Erdogan has tapped freely into the populist, banner-draped fervor to remould the nation in his image.
That's because Albania is a NATO member whom the alliance pledged to defend under Article 5, risking American troops in time of crisis.
Adam Twardowski takes umbrage at arguments that I and other members of the realism and restraint camp have made that NATO's behavior over the past two decades has exacerbated tensions with Russia. He begins his rebuttal with a drive-by smear that is ...
On the second day of the NATO summit in Warsaw in July, the Alliance adopted the Political Declaration welcoming Montenegro as a new member of the Alliance. What remains is the ratification of the Protocol on the Accession. That could take place via a ...
Last week, Finland signed a controversial memorandum on bilateral defense cooperation with the US (also known as a Statement of Intent).
On the second day of the NATO summit in Warsaw in July, the Alliance adopted the Political Declaration welcoming Montenegro as a new member of the Alliance. What remains is the ratification of the Protocol on the Accession. That could take place via a ...
Vilnius (AFP) - Russia is again deploying nuclear-capable Iskander missiles into its Kaliningrad outpost that borders two NATO members, Lithuania said Saturday, warning the move was aimed at pressuring the West into making concessions over Syria and ...
Currently, NATO armies are yet to develop a radio that will be, on one hand, well encrypted and jamming-protected, and, on the other hand, standardized among member countries. And, according to Hodges, NATO is running out of time to address this issue:.
Tensions have risen ahead of the vote in the ex-Soviet republic -- which fought a brief war with Russia in 2008 and seeks EU and NATO membership -- after a car bombing and shooting incident at a rally. Georgia's Western allies will be watching closely ...
Russia is again deploying nuclear-capable Iskander missiles into its Kaliningrad outpost that borders two NATO members, Lithuania said Saturday, warning the move was aimed at pressuring the West into making concessions over Syria and Ukraine.
In late May, amid the chaotic lead-up to the United Kingdom's referendum on its membership in the European Union, British newspaper The Times published an article alleging that the EU was scheming to establish an "EU army," but intended to keep its ...
He denies the allegations, but pollsters say NATO membership could act as a wedge issue, boosting support for euroskeptic parties and forcing his Democratic party of socialists to seek new coalition partners for the first time since 2006.
The British conservative MEP suggests the idea of an EU military arm strengthening NATO is folly: "There are huge flaws in this approach.
In plainer terms, no amount of reform can overcome the reality that NATO membership depends on a unanimous political consensus between its twenty-eight members. Corralling ... Skeptics in Europe and the United States who scoff at the contributions of ...
Latvia has been a member of NATO since 2004. In May, the country's government adopted the "national defense concept," which stipulates allocating 1.7 percent of the Latvian GDP to the defense budget by 2017.
Sixty-seven years and 16 more members later, that's still what it is. The United States, by far the biggest and richest NATO member, still pays more into the alliance budget than any other nation. But 73 percent? Not even close. The total U.S. defense ...
Johnny Isakson tells a radio station that the US should have invoked NATO's mutual defense clause - but it doesn't apply to non-members and Ukraine isn't part of the alliance. Originally posted on Oct. 2, 2016, at 8:48 a.m. ... Johnny Isakson, a ...
As well as providing an alternative to the official Russian narrative on Ukraine, the centre develops "the coordinated and appropriate use of NATO communications activities and capabilities in support of Alliance policies, operations and activities ...


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