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NATO eyes post-Trump reset as internal challenges loom

NATO’s defence ministers on Wednesday (17 February) for the first time discussed Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg’s reform proposals.  Some members, however, let show they were rather sceptical of the submission. NATO’s new reform report, compiled by a panel of experts and...

Military spending saw biggest increase in a decade in 2019

Global military expenditure saw its biggest uptick in a decade in 2019 rising to $1.9 trillion, according to the latest survey by the Swedish Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) published on Monday (27 April), marking the first year two Asian countries were among the top three spenders.
Global Europe 05-12-2019

With new focus on China, NATO patches up stormy summit

NATO leaders wrapped up their acrimonious 70th-anniversary meeting in relative harmony on Wednesday (4 December), bridging a series of intense internal divisions and agreeing to focus more on the challenge of China's "growing international influence" and military might.

Nobody needs NATO more than France, says Trump

US President Donald Trump weighed into the war of words on the state of NATO on Tuesday (3 December), wasting no time to hit back at French President Emmanuel Macron’s “brain death” claims. Speaking at a breakfast session alongside NATO...
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