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The head of the Turkish delegation to NATO parliamentary assembly on Friday called on allies to support Bosnia and Herzegovina's accession to the ... In mid-February, Turkey commemorated 66 years of NATO membership, and Turkish army is the second strongest army of the NATO after the U.S. ...
NATO has recently updated its website to mention Ukraine as one of four aspirant countries. Ironically, several top Ukrainian officials jumped at the chance to portray this as a major breakthrough in getting closer to membership of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation. In reality, nothing has changed.

Russia's military on Friday said it had successfully carried out a second test launch of its most advanced nuclear-capable intercontinental ballistic missile. The country's defense ministry released a video showing what it said was the launch of a RS-28 'Sarmat' missile from a base in Plesetsk in ...
Last year, the profile of Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan appeared among "enemies" during a NATO exercise in Norway, angering Turkey and causing a rift within the alliance. Having completed its investigation of the incident, NATO put a lid on the case, the Norwegian daily newspaper Aftenposten ...
Although the reference to Schengen free movement agreements suggests the contrary, this “military Schengen” is not a European project but something Nato wanted. The aim of this Military Schengen is not to give the armies of EU member states a free pass to roam about EU territory without red tape being ...
Eight neighbouring countries now have a NATO headquarters, while four — Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland — are hosting battle groups of war-ready soldiers, led by big NATO countries Germany, Canada, the UK and the US. The Russians in turn recently upped the level of its own war games across ...

Read alsoBlocking of NATO-Ukraine Commission by Hungary annoys both Kyiv and Alliance - Prystaiko The document also envisages relevant practical measures to be taken in the framework of Ukraine's Euro-Atlantic integration policy as well as reform of the country's security and defense sector in line ...
Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration of Ukraine Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze says that Hungary's decision to block the Ukraine-NATO Commission at the ministerial level creates a dangerous precedent in NATO's cooperation with partner countries, the government portal has ...
The U.S. now wants to step up readiness and ensure that at least 30,000 troops, plus additional aircraft and naval ships, can reach a trouble spot within 30 days of NATO commanders putting forces on alert, current and former allied officials say. Tensions between Russia and the West are as high as they ...
Amid the rollout of the February 2018 U.S. Nuclear Posture Review, security analysts have understandably focused much attention on its implications for the U.S. nuclear arsenal, intra-alliance ties with key North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) partners, and Washington's icy relations with Moscow.
NATO has followed the lead of many of its member countries, expelling Russian diplomats in connection with the nerve agent poisoning of an ex-double agent Sergei Skripal in southern England earlier this month. Moscow — which has suffered a major international backlash over the incident — called ...
NATO has expelled seven diplomats from Russia's mission to the alliance over the nerve agent attack on British soil this month. NATO also cut the maximum size of the Russian mission at the alliance from 30 people to 20. The alliance will still seek regular talks with Moscow via the NATO-Russia Council, ...
Facts: The organization's charter states that the signing parties will "seek to promote stability and well-being in the North Atlantic area," and will "unite their efforts for collective defense and for the preservation of peace and security." April 4, 1949 - Established when 12 nations sign the North Atlantic Treaty in ...
The aim of the Airborne Warning and Control System, or AWACS, is to be an eye in the sky over the Syrian war zone, a vast area covering 70,000 square miles. During these NATO missions and similar ones carried out by the U.S. and other nations, the anti-ISIS coalition has near total visibility of Syria's ...
Once again this March, the Belgrade Forum for a World of Equals, the Club of Generals and Admirals of Serbia and other independent non-party associations in Serbia pay tribute to the victims of NATO's 1999 aggression on Serbia (FRY). This aggression took lives of more than thousand defenders, military ...
At the start of the year, Boris Johnson invited a group of journalists for an impromptu drinks party at his private rooms in the Foreign Office. As reported by Politico, there was a short policy pamphlet on the top of the Foreign Secretary's desk, Beyond Nato: A Security Architecture for Eastern Europe, written by ...
NATO said the tactical defeat of IS-K fighters in Jawzjan was the most recent in a series of Afghan and US SOF counterterrorism successes targeting the outfit in northern Afghanistan this year. "Every day, we're going against IS-K," said Nicholson. "They were in southern Nangarhar. If you were to go there ...

Russia's fleet of new build Tupolev Tu-160M2 Blackjack strategic bombers will be equipped with upgraded engines that would extend the range of the aircraft by roughly 600 miles. The massive Mach 2.0 capable bombers are also expected to receive a new generation of stealthy long-range cruise missiles ...
Russia denies any involvement, but in retaliation, Britain has already thrown out 23 Russians it says were using diplomatic cover to spy in the UK. Mr Cichocki said: “I would very much encourage the EU to analyse whether diplomats accredited at EU headquarters and Nato headquarters are doing their job, ...
Brussels, March 22 (CTK) - The Czech economic growth and the state of public finances are a good basis for an increase in defence spending, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg told Czech PM Andrej Babis at their meeting in NATO's Brussels headquarters on Thursday. He said an increase in the ...
This was the clear message of a petition from 1 million Afghan citizens to their government. It was the same message that we, the NATO Ambassadors of four nations, Germany, Italy, Turkey and the United States, heard when we visited our military commanders in Afghanistan last month. We also held ...
Russia can paralyze the politics in NATO member states to undermine the alliance. For its part, NATO seems fixated on the benchmark of defense spending at 2 percent of GDP to deter a Russian conventional attack. This conventional paradigm ignores the cognitive challenge that Russia pursues to ...
At the 2014 summit in Wales, NATO signed up to a 'Defence Investment Pledge' which called for all allies that did not already meet the NATO-agreed guideline of spending 2 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) on defense to stop cuts to associated budgets, gradually increase spending, and aim to ...
NATO's potential intervention in Syria does not serve Turkey's interests, Turkish analysts told Sputnik, while commenting on President Recep Erdogan's recent statement addressed to the alliance. According to analysts, the president's remark appears to be a mere rebuke, sparked bythe military bloc's ...
NATO Member Bulgaria Picks Russia to Overhaul Aging MiG-29 Jets ... The Black Sea state is a member of the European Union and NATO but deemed RSK MiG the only supplier able to provide reliable support for its MiG 29s, which date to when Sofia was part of the Soviet-led Warsaw Pact alliance in the ...
BRUSSELS, March 14. /TASS/. NATO sees no reasons for using Article Five of the collective defense treaty after London's charges against Moscow in connection with the poisoning of former GRU Colonel Sergey Skripal, a diplomatic source in the mission of one of NATO's member countries in Brussels told ...
Margvelashvili is in Washington this week, meeting with members of Congress and talking at think tanks. He sat down with Foreign Policy to speak on U.S.-Georgia relations, the country's NATO aspirations, Saakashvili, and what he wants out of Washington. Foreign Policy: What are you hoping to get out of ...
Aircrews in T-38C Talons from the 80th Flying Training Wing practice maneuvers at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, May 14, 2014. Pilots practice take offs, landing, touch and goes and tactical formation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Danny Webb) ?Share. PRINT | E-MAIL. SHEPPARD AIR FORCE BASE, ...
The strategic partnership between Qatar and the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (Nato) is a new blow to the siege countries' efforts to tarnish the image ... The pact also aims to strengthen the relations between Qatar and Nato, especially in military and security matters, in order to face the current political ...
On most measures, NATO appears comfortably ahead of Russia. Between them, America and its European NATO allies spent $871bn on defence in 2015, compared with Russia's $52bn. But as a recent report by the RAND Corporation, a think-tank, argues, the reality on the ground is rather different. It finds ...
Russia could outmatch and outgun American and other NATO military forces on the ground if war broke out in Eastern Europe, said Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti, the head of U.S. European Command and the supreme allied commander of the alliance. Scaparrotti said the 29-nation alliance would prevail in a ...
US and NATO armies have flexed their military might just months after Russian war games in what has been called the largest artillery event in Europe since the Cold War. More than 3,700 soldiers from fourteen NATO allies participated in a joint military drill called Dynamic Front 18 in Grafenwoehr, ...
Pavel has served as chairman of the Military Committee since June 2015 and his time as chairman coincided with NATO reemphasizing deterrence in the face of a growing Russian threat. The alliance also had troops in contact in Afghanistan and joined the effort to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.
Georgian legislators in Tbilisi are mulling an expedited North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) membership strategy following nearly a decade of frustrated efforts to join the military alliance. NATO leaders pledged in 2008 to secure membership for Georgia and Ukraine but stopped short of granting the ...
Three Taliban were arrested in the bust that included 3,000 kilograms of morphine, 300 kg of heroin, and 60 kg of opium, a statement from the NATO-led mission said. From Feb. 20 to 22, Afghan Special Security Forces (ASSF) defeated a large group of Taliban attempting to create instability in Bala Baluk ...
Greek Defense Minister Panos Kamenos said on Tuesday that he had issued a formal complaint to the European Commission (EC) and NATO over the detention of two Greek soldiers in Turkey. "It is an issue for the EU," Kamenos told reporters in Brussels. The EC released a statement later, simply saying it ...
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg speaks at a press conference during his visit in Amman, Jordan, on March 6, 2018. NATO commended on Tuesday Jordan's contribution to regional and international security and called on continued cooperation with the kingdom in various areas.
The U.S. and NATO have been working for nearly four years to reconfigure alliance forces in Europe, with more units deployed to potential hot spots such as the Baltic states and Poland. After Russia intervened in Ukraine in 2014, NATO embarked upon its largest reinforcement since the end of the Cold ...
Russia's ambitious foreign policy goals in the Mediterranean region revolves around engagement with Turkey, U.S. Defence Intelligence Agency Director Lt. Gen. Robert Ashley reported to the U.S. Senate in a worldwide threat assessment on Tuesday. According to Ashley, Russia's foreign policy is driven ...
Although Bulgarians are amongst the more optimistic Europeans, with 61 per cent telling the EU-wide Eurobarometer poll that they are optimistic about the direction of the EU, they don't share similar optimism about NATO. Data from the annual Munich Security Conference Report, To the Brink - and Back, ...
Turkey is an important ally of NATO that has made valuable contributions to the alliance, Turkish ambassador and NATO Assistant Secretary General for Public Diplomacy Tacan Ildem said on Monday. "Turkey, which has been an important member of the NATO alliance since 1952, remains an important ...
Northfield – Norwich University's Peace and War Center presents “Allies and Adversaries: NATO's Evolving Role,” a talk by International Relations Professor and former NATO Advisor Alexis Vahlas, Ph.D. on Monday, March 19 at 1 p.m. in the Kreitzberg Library Todd Multipurpose Room. This event is free ...
Turkish military expert and a member of the left-wing nationalist Vatan Party (Patriotic Party), retired Major General Beyazıt Karataş said in an interview with Russian Sputnik News that Turkey can withdraw from NATO without any concerns now that the Russian leader Vladimir Putin showed off his country's ...
Putin claims that Moscow has tested weapons that cannot be intercepted and would make NATO's missile defense "useless." That assertion does little to change the long-standing nuclear standoff between the U.S. and Russia, which is rooted in deterrence and the reality that neither country would launch ...
CHISINAU, March 1. /TASS/. Moldovan President Igor Dodon has condemned the government's plans of defense purchases from NATO, adding that they were a result of pressure from abroad. Dodon stressed that Moldova was a neutral country. "The task of buying unnecessary weapons for the Moldovan ...
NATO and its 29 nations are grappling over how best to provide the alliance with the cyber capabilities its military leadership would need during times of crisis. The main issue revolves around control of the capabilities, and has not been resolved despite months of discussion. “There's general agreement on ...
A bipartisan group aimed at strengthening congressional ties with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, or NATO, has been re-established, more than a decade after it was disbanded. U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Thom Tillis on Wednesday relaunched the Senate NATO Observer Group, which they ...
15 NATO ministerial meeting in Brussels, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis praised alliance members for increasing their spending. He noted that in 2014, only three nations met that 2 percent threshold; by the end of this year, eight nations will be doing so, and 15 other nations have outlined plans to be ...
Boskovic met with U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis on Tuesday, his first visit to the Pentagon since Montenegro became the 29th member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in June 2017. "Montenegro, as a new member, will reach that target by 2024," Boskovic said in an interview with ...
It's the NATO treaty, of course, that requires U.S. protection of Montenegro. Donald Trump kicked up a storm as a presidential campaigner by declaring NATO “obsolete.” After Hillary Clinton retorted that it was “the strongest military alliance in the history of the world,” Trump explained he merely wanted the ...


 

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