About: nuclear arms

EU ministers to discuss militarisation of Azov Sea

EU foreign ministers will discuss a range of issues in Brussels on Monday (19 November), including for the first time the militarisation of the Azov Sea, which according to diplomats has been effectively blockaded by Russia.
Global Europe 12-11-2018

In solemn Paris ceremony, Macron leads global WW1 Armistice commemorations

French President Emmanuel Macron led tributes to the millions of soldiers killed in World War One on Sunday (11 November), using an emotional ceremony in Paris attended by scores of world leaders to warn against nationalism a century on from the conflict.

Mattis looks to calm European allies nervous about INF treaty

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Sunday (28 October) that the United States was in consultation with its European allies on an arms control treaty, as NATO members urge Washington to try to bring Russia back into compliance with the pact rather than quit it.
Global Europe 26-10-2018

NATO urges Trump officials not to quit nuclear treaty

European members of NATO urged the United States on Thursday (25 October) to try to bring Russia back into compliance with a nuclear arms control treaty rather than quit it, diplomats said, seeking to avoid a split in the alliance that Moscow could exploit.

Russia pledges ‘balance’ if US quits nuclear pact; Trump eyes more weapons

Russia said on Monday (22 October) it would be forced to respond in kind to restore the military balance with the United States if President Donald Trump carried through on a threat to quit a nuclear arms treaty and began developing new missiles.

EU urges US, Russia talks to ‘preserve’ nuclear treaty

The European Commission on Monday (22 October) urged the United States and Russia to pursue talks to preserve a nuclear weapons treaty after President Donald Trump said Washington was withdrawing from the deal. 

Trump says US to exit landmark nuclear arms pact, Russia threatens retaliation

President Donald Trump said Washington would withdraw from a landmark Cold War-era treaty that eliminated nuclear missiles from Europe because Russia was violating the pact, triggering a warning of retaliatory measures from Moscow.
Global Europe 29-06-2018

Iran: Appeasement is not the right way

Sanctions relief and increased economic activity with European companies will not change Iran's pursuit of its own interests and curb its nuclear ambition, writes Giulio Terzi di Sant’Agata.
Central Asia 21-03-2018

Expert: One Belt One Road can have ‘huge importance’ for Central Asia

Kazakhstani political analyst Zhumabek Sarabekov discusses the Skripal poisoning case, the war in Syria, and the geopolitics of Central Asia, including the role of the EU.
Politics 09-02-2018

France to spend €37 billion euros on upgrading nuclear arsenal

France is planning a €37-billion revamp of its nuclear arsenal over the next seven years, part of a sharp increase in defence spending aimed at allowing France to "hold its own" as a key power in Europe, the country's defence chief said yesterday (8 February).
Global Europe 02-10-2017

Slovenia rocked by Iran-related money laundering scandal

Slovenia’s state prosecutor has opened a preliminary investigation into claims that the country's biggest state-owned bank, Nova Ljubljanska Banka (NLB), may have laundered nearly €1bn from Iran between 2008 and 2010, breaking an international embargo and failing to enforce rules on the financing of terrorism.
Global Europe 10-08-2017

EU expands sanctions against North Korea amid growing threats

The European Union on Thursday (10 August) expanded its North Korean sanctions blacklist as fiery rhetoric between Washington and Pyongyang sent tensions soaring. The 28-nation EU has steadily increased asset freezes and travel bans on North Korea over its repeated...
Global Europe 17-02-2017

Cold War resurgence? US-Russian missile spat in Europe

The United States and Russia may be on the verge of a new arms race in Europe, decades after the missile crisis that shook the Old Continent in the waning years of the Soviet Union.
20-05-2016

Nuclear alarm from Armenia

The nuclear threat from Armenia should not be taken lightly, writes Ilgar Gurbanov.
Global Europe 09-05-2016

Ballistic missile defence and reality

The US ballistic missile defence system in Poland and Romania protects Eastern Europe from a very improbable threat, writes George Friedman.
Global Europe 28-04-2016

Obama and the European Union

European integration was an American idea. If the European Union falls apart, it is hard to see how NATO survives, even in its current state, writes George Friedman.
Global Europe 21-04-2016

Russia’s carrot-and-stick strategy

The NATO-Russia Council meeting held on 20 April failed to produce any concrete conclusions, but although it may be seen as unproductive, its occurrence is still notable, writes Stratfor.
Global Europe 17-06-2015

Russia to beef up its nuclear arsenal, NATO speaks of ‘saber rattling’

Meeting with Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker yesterday (16 June), NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltberg responded to President Vladimir Putin's remarks about adding new nuclear missiles to the Russian arsenal, calling it "saber rattling" and "destabilizing and dangerous".
Global Europe 04-04-2012

A new negotiation platform for the Iranian nuclear programme

With the right manoeuvres, the EU and the US could create a new base of negotiations with the Iranian government where the implementation of its nuclear programme would not be out of question but would create mutual benefits, argues Francisco Galamas and Jelena Petrovic.
Global Europe 26-03-2012

Turkey and the bomb

Policymakers worry that an Iranian atomic weapon will force the country's neighbours to explore the nuclear option, but that is not the case for Turkey, writes Sinan Ülgen.
Trade & Society 05-01-2012

Europe agrees to ramp up pressure on Iran

European governments have agreed in principle to ban imports of Iranian oil, EU diplomats said, dealing a potentially heavy blow to Tehran just months before an Iranian election.