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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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....

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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)...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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,...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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