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Global Europe 16-06-2016

NATO approves keeping expanded Afghan basing, in nod to long fight

The NATO alliance agreed yesterday (15 June) to hold onto its broad geographic layout of bases in Afghanistan, a move that could make it easier for the United States to keep more troops there as Kabul struggles with a resurgent Taliban threat.
Global Europe 03-05-2016

NATO weighs stationing four battalions in member states bordering Russia

NATO is weighing rotating four battalions of troops through Eastern European member states, US Defense Secretary Ash Carter said yesterday (2 May), in the latest proposal by allies to guard against aggressive behavior by Russia.
Global Europe 24-03-2016

Clinton: Europe must do more to ‘share burden’ of counterterrorism with US

With Belgium reeling from deadly attacks, White House hopeful Hillary Clinton on Wednesday (23 March) called on Europe to take more decisive steps to combat terrorism, including improving border controls and intelligence cooperation.
Med & South 08-10-2015

Russian warships fire cruise missiles at Syrian targets from Caspian Sea

Syrian troops and militia backed by Russian warplanes mounted their first coordinated assault on Syrian insurgents yesterday (7 October), while Moscow said its warships fired a barrage of missiles at Syria from the Caspian Sea.
Global Europe 06-10-2015

US, NATO condemn Russia’s violations of Turkish airspace

The United States and NATO denounced Russia on Monday (5 October) for violating Turkish airspace and Ankara threatened to respond, reporting two incursions in two days and raising the prospect of direct confrontation between the former Cold War adversaries.
Med & South 01-10-2015

EU silent as Russia intervenes in Syria

Although the EU is directly impacted by the Syrian civil war, absorbing hundreds of thousands of refugees fleeing the conflict, the bloc remained silent after Russia launched its biggest-ever military operation in the Middle East on Wednesday (30 September).
Europe's East 10-07-2015

American general: Russia is the biggest security threat

Russia presents the greatest threat to US national security,  Marine Corps General Joseph Dunford told lawmakers yesterday (9 July) as they weighed his nomination to become chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Global Europe 23-06-2015

New NATO force to deter Russia

The United States said yesterday (22 June) it would contribute special operations forces, intelligence and other high-end military assets to a new NATO rapid response force that aims in part to deter any future actions by Russia.
Europe's East 08-05-2015

Ukraine slams ‘appeasement’ of Moscow

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Thursday (7 May) criticised a policy of "appeasement" towards Russia in the context of the separatist conflict in Ukraine.
Global Europe 05-02-2015

Poroshenko calls on NATO to send arms

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko called on NATO states to send weapons to his country, saying in a newspaper interview that civilian deaths and the growing conflict should provide the Western alliance with enough reason to come to Ukraine's aid.