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  1. September 16, 2014

    Alex Salmond brushes aside the foreign policy facts for Scotland

    Scotland will renounce weapons of mass destruction and then saunter into the Nato nuclear alliance. So eager will be the EU...

  2. September 9, 2014

    Tension rises as Nato wind-down threatens Afghan boomtowns

    When Haji Anayatullah was a boy, Bagram district, an hour’s drive north of Kabul, was nothing more than a collection of mud...

  1. September 5, 2014

    Nato leaders fail to agree targets for raising expenditure

    Nato leaders have failed to agree new binding targets for raising defence expenditure – one of the most contentious issues...

  2. September 5, 2014

    Obama leads coalition in fight against Isis

    US President Barack Obama pledged on Friday to “take the fight to Isis” as efforts ramped up to build a broad international...

  3. FT Photo Diary

    September 5, 2014

    Heads up

    Matt Dunham/AP U.S. President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron, watch a flypast on the second day of a...

  4. September 4, 2014

    Ukraine crisis: Kiev and rebels signal readiness to agree ceasefire

    Petro Poroshenko, Ukraine’s president, said he would declare a ceasefire by Ukrainian forces on Friday if planned talks in...

  5. September 4, 2014

    David Cameron cautions on unilateral response to conflicts

    Wales battens down for Nato summit David Cameron said Nato would not take military action in the conflicts in the Middle...

  6. September 3, 2014

    Cameron to hold talks with Obama on Isis threat

    David Cameron will meet Barack Obama on Thursday to discuss widening military action against jihadi extremists, with the UK...

  7. September 3, 2014

    Russian aggression sets stiffest test of Nato resolve in 20 years

    As the 28 heads of state representing the world’s most powerful military alliance pose for a family photo in Wales on...

  8. FT Photo Diary

    September 3, 2014

    Obama is welcomed in Estonia

    Charles Dharapak/AP U.S. President Barack Obama greets children as he is welcomed by Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves...

  9. September 2, 2014

    Barack Obama must seize his Nato moment

    Barack Obama joins fellow Nato leaders this week for the Atlantic alliance’s most critical meeting in years. After a summer...

  10. September 2, 2014

    Estonia PM warns Europe must guard against Russia in long term

    Russia’s intervention in Ukraine has so utterly transformed Europe’s security outlook that western governments must be on...

  11. September 1, 2014

    Division and crisis risk sapping the west’s power

    The people who prepare President Barack Obama’s national security briefing must be wondering what to put at the top of the...

  12. September 1, 2014

    Nato rapid reaction force to be ‘ready at very short notice’

    A new “spearhead” rapid reaction force comprising 4,000 troops deployable within 48 hours is to be the centrepiece of plans...

  13. August 31, 2014

    Nato allies at odds over response to Russian aggression

    In late March, Donald Tusk, the Polish prime minister, made a plea to Nato: put 10,000 troops in Poland, permanently, he...

  14. August 31, 2014

    Three critical tests for Nato leaders in Wales

    When allied leaders meet in Wales at the end of this week, they will confront three critical tests for Nato’s future. Given...

  15. August 29, 2014

    Nato states create new multilateral force

    Britain and six other states are to create a new joint expeditionary force of at least 10,000 personnel to bolster Nato’s...

  16. FT Photo Diary

    August 29, 2014

    Training for a riot

    Armend Nimani/AFP NATO-led Kosovo Force (KFOR) soldiers rest after taking part in a crowd and riot control exercise near the...

  17. August 28, 2014

    Ukraine: Russia’s new art of war

    Unorthodox tactics are nothing new in conflict. “The Russians were the adversary who dropped the sword and picked up a...

  18. August 27, 2014

    Sweden and Finland Nato accords set to boost defences

    Nato will soon be able to deploy its forces in Sweden and Finland under agreements signed by the governments of the two...

  19. August 27, 2014

    Nato members’ spending crucial to summit success

    Nato member states spend more than $1tn on their collective defence annually. But, the alliance says, it is not enough....

  20. Nick Butler

    August 24, 2014

    Is energy security a job for Nato?

    The unveiling of the Nato Wales' summit logo (AFP/Getty) In ten days time Nato’s leaders will gather in Wales for their...

  21. August 18, 2014

    Berlin on defensive over Turkey spying claims

    When Germany discovered a suspected double agent in the ranks of its foreign intelligence agency this summer, its response...

  22. FT Alphaville

    August 14, 2014

    Best keep an eye on @courtneymoscow...

    So two of these babies just pulled up behind the convoy line pic.twitter.com/EVyACn40HQ — Courtney Weaver (@courtneymoscow)...

  23. August 7, 2014

    Ukraine PM’s office hit by cyber attack linked to Russia

    Dozens of computers in the Ukrainian prime minister’s office and at least 10 of Ukraine’s embassies abroad have been...

  24. August 5, 2014

    Each Nato ally has to pull its weight after Russia’s threats

    Russia’s aggression against Ukraine has led some to call for Nato to be better prepared to counter such surprise attacks. I...

  25. August 1, 2014

    David Cameron urges Nato to deter Russian aggression

    David Cameron has urged fellow Nato leaders to back measures to defend the alliance and deter a possible Russian attack,...

  26. beyondbrics

    July 31, 2014

    Turkish opinion split down the middle on Erdogan

    Turks are divided over the Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, according to a new poll conducted by the US think tank Pew...

  27. July 31, 2014

    Ukraine crisis shows Nato flaws, MPs warn

    The crisis in Ukraine has highlighted the serious deficiencies in Nato, including its command and control structures, its...

  28. July 30, 2014

    Nato rediscovers its founding mission

    Not long ago Nato was beginning to look like a military alliance soon to be in search of a role. The withdrawal from...

  29. FT Photo Diary

    July 23, 2014

    Attack on Nato oil tankers

    Ghulamullah Habibi/EPA Afghan firefighters try to extinguish a burning Nato oil tanker following an attack by alleged...

  30. July 20, 2014

    Putin’s next move – invade eastern Ukraine?

    There could not have been more brutal testimony to the cynicism of Russia’s war in eastern Ukraine than the television...

  31. July 17, 2014

    Nato must focus on the ‘hybrid wars’ being waged on the west

    As Europe’s leaders prepare for their summer break, there is one group that has little prospect of hitting the beach this...

  32. FT Photo Diary

    July 17, 2014

    Militant attack on Kabul airport

    Omar Sobhani/Reuters A Nato helicopter flies over Kabul airport, Afghanistan, during an attack on the terminal by militants...

  33. July 6, 2014

    Put American foreign policy back on the pitch

    Sports coaches know that there is nothing more dangerous for a team than retreating into passivity for fear of making a...

  34. July 6, 2014

    In search of a leader to mend transatlantic relationships

    America’s dazzling July 4 celebrations offer a mirror to Europeans. On this day, 238 years ago, the Founding Fathers...

  35. FT Photo Diary

    June 25, 2014

    John Kerry laughs with Linas Linkevicius

    Virginia Mayo/AP US secretary of state John Kerry, centre left, speaks with Lithuanian foreign minister Linas Linkevicius...

  36. June 19, 2014

    Nato claims Moscow funding anti-fracking groups

    Russian intelligence agencies are covertly funding and working with European environmental groups to campaign against...

  37. June 19, 2014

    Nato urges members not to fall behind on defence spending

    The head of the Nato alliance has stressed to David Cameron the importance of Nato members not falling behind their targets...

  38. FT Photo Diary

    June 19, 2014

    Militant attacks in Torkham

    Parwiz/Reuters Afghan security forces walk near burning Nato supply trucks after what police said was a suicide bombing...

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