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    1. December 23, 2014

      Ukraine moves closer to Nato bid

      Ukraine’s parliament on Tuesday voted to scrap the war-torn country’s “nonaligned” status, taking it a step closer to a bid...

    2. FT Photo Diary

      December 16, 2014

      Blessing the Brigade

      A priest blesses servicemen during a farewell ceremony at the Vaziani military base outside Tbilisi, on Tuesday. According...

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      December 11, 2014

      Guest post: Russia and China - Friends or 'frenemies'?

      By Joseph Dobbs, European Leadership Network Russian aggression towards Ukraine this past year has seen Vladimir Putin, the...

    2. December 7, 2014

      Nato seeks weapons to counter Russia’s information war

      A casual consumer of Russian media might conclude the western Ukrainian city of Lviv, one of the strongholds of the...

    3. December 1, 2014

      Nato offers resources in fight against Isis

      Nato, the world’s largest military alliance, is preparing to add its weight to the international campaign against the...

    4. November 27, 2014

      Moldova voters face stark choice between east and west

      On one side of the biggest junction in Moldova’s capital city, an election billboard featuring Russian President Vladimir...

    5. November 25, 2014

      Swedes ‘truly afraid’ after submarine hunt, says foreign minister

      Swedes are “truly afraid” of what is happening in their neighbourhood after a foreign submarine entered waters outside...

    6. November 20, 2014

      Nato holds largest cyber war games

      In the birch woods that ring the eastern Estonian city of Tartu, 50km from the Russian border, Nato is preparing for cyber...

    7. November 17, 2014

      The nuclear gun is back on the table

      I never had much time for the Greenham Common women. As a mildly reactionary student of the 1980s, I regarded them – and...

    8. November 10, 2014

      Nato-Russia incidents came close to conflict, says think-tank

      Dozens of sensitive military incursions have occurred between Russia and Nato states over the past year, some coming close...

    9. November 9, 2014

      Sweden’s PM hits back at business critics

      Sweden’s prime minister defended his centre-left government’s first month in power after business critics labelled its start...

    10. October 29, 2014

      Nato fighter jets intercept Russian military aircraft

      More than two dozen Russian military aircraft, including six nuclear bombers, have conducted “significant military...

    11. October 29, 2014

      Nato urged to join fight against Ebola

      Two former Nato secretary-generals and dozens of leading European politicians have urged the alliance to dispatch troops,...

    12. October 29, 2014

      Swedes lean towards Nato membership, poll shows

      More Swedes are in favour of joining Nato than are against for the first time in the Nordic country’s history, according to...

    13. October 28, 2014

      Russian government behind cyber attacks, says security group

      Russian state-backed cyber spies are behind co-ordinated, sophisticated digital attacks in the past two years against...

    14. October 23, 2014

      Nato flexes muscles in Baltics amid Russian incursions

      In his first official trip as the new secretary-general general of Nato this month, Jens Stoltenberg chose to go to Poland....

    15. October 22, 2014

      Fighters scrambled as Russian spy plane violates Estonian air space

      A Russian maritime spy plane flew into Estonian territory on Tuesday in the most serious violation of Nato airspace by...

    16. October 20, 2014

      Baltic security: Tensions on the frontier

      Jarring reminders of the past are almost a weekly occurrence in the Baltic sea region these days. Last weekend, the Swedish...

    17. October 3, 2014

      New Nato leader seeks to ease Baltic concerns about Russia

      Looking back on his youth in Norway in the 1960s, Jens Stoltenberg recalls that despite a nearly 200km border with the...

    18. September 30, 2014

      Germany under fire over military mishaps

      The German government has been working hard to persuade a reluctant public to back a bigger role on the world stage for its...

    19. September 25, 2014

      Russian intercepts highlight Nato air power in the Baltics

      Behind the rising number of intercepts of Russian military aircraft probing the airspace of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania...

    20. September 24, 2014

      Russian air incursions rattle Baltic states

      The Baltic countries are registering a dramatic increase in Russian military provocations, rattling nerves in a region which...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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