NATO cannot do anything to reverse Russia’s gains beyond just matching Russia’s capabilities and trying to close the gap.
The American – Soviet relations were severely strained reaching their highest point in the Cuban missiles crisis.
Commander of the SOF Juris Ušackis points out that there are various possible threat scenarios facing Latvia, and these units must be ready to react to any and all.
The Russians could have driven deeper into Ukraine and they could have tried to seize Mariupol or driven on land all the way to Crimea or attack Harkhiv, said Daniel Fried the State Department’s Coordinator for Sanctions Policy.
The A2/AD discussion is very useful because it highlights that, yes, overall NATO is superior, but that its forces are in the wrong place and at often too low a readiness.
The West has failed to resolve the underlying source of tension in the Balkans; the mismatch of ethnic and political boundaries.
Germany doesn’t need a new cold war, it needs Russia to help resolve the conflict in the Middle East and end the flow of migrants heading for Europe.
High costs will force Russia to pay Ukraine to take Crimea back ten years from now.
The informal EU summit in Bratislava is expected to tackle security-related matters, building on the Franco-German initiative.
The UK’s departure – Brexit – cannot be reversed and constitutes the first major backwards step in the process of European integration.
What is A2/AD or Anti Access Area Denial?
Molenbeek is the part of Brussels which has been in the news frequently since the tragic attacks in Paris on 13 November 2015.
Despite the difficulties, there are countries that see EU accession as the goal of their efforts. Georgia is one of these countries.