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    1. August 20, 2015

      Ukraine conflict drives German tank orders

      Nato’s eastern European members are displaying “concrete interest” in buying German heavy weaponry, one of the...

    2. August 17, 2015

      Eastern members pressure Nato for permanent bases

      Nato’s eastern European members will join forces to increase pressure on the military alliance to station permanent...

    1. August 13, 2015

      Nato treats Poland like a buffer state, says new president

      Polish president Andrzej Duda has criticised Nato for treating Poland like a “buffer zone” rather than a fully fledged...

    2. August 11, 2015

      Russia and Nato training for war with each other, say analysts

      Russia and Nato are training for a full-blown confrontation, an influential group has warned, as the war of words...

    3. August 8, 2015

      Wave of Kabul attacks leave at least 50 dead

      KABUL, August 8 — A wave of attacks on Afghan army, police and US special forces in Kabul on Friday killed at least 50...

    4. July 30, 2015

      Nato fighter jets intercept Russian aircraft

      Fighter jets from Nato’s Baltic air policing mission have scrambled to intercept 22 Russian aircraft in multiple...

    5. July 5, 2015

      Russia: Powers in the balance

      When top US, European and Russian officials gathered beneath the gilded chandeliers of a baroque Vienna palace last...

    6. FT Photo Diary

      June 30, 2015

      Kabul bomb blast

      An Afghan policeman reacts at the site of a suicide bomb attack in Kabul, Afghanistan June on Tuesday. A suicide bomber...

    7. June 26, 2015

      Nato rethink risks confrontation with Russia

      In a sign of just how dramatically the geopolitical landscape of Europe has shifted since the Russian annexation of...

    8. June 26, 2015

      The fearful foe that ought to unify Europe

      Last November, the city of Berlin threw itself a party. For the 25th anniversary of the fall of the wall, there were...

    9. June 24, 2015

      Nuclear deterrent on Nato agenda amid rise in Russian rhetoric

      Nato is reviewing its nuclear policy in response to what western officials believe is irresponsible rhetoric from...

    10. June 23, 2015

      Nato comes home to its historic base in Europe

      When defence ministers from Nato’s 28 member states meet in Brussels on Wednesday, they will unveil the biggest...

    11. June 23, 2015

      Nato shifts strategy in Europe to deal with Russia threat

      The US is to store tanks and weapons across eastern Europe to deter Russia as US defence secretary Ashton Carter...

    12. June 22, 2015

      US to boost new rapid Nato force

      The US will contribute commando units, fighter jets and surveillance capabilities to a new rapid deployment Nato force...

    13. June 19, 2015

      Nato shows its sharp end in Polish war games

      Nato, an organisation set up to protect Europe, has harboured an unusual truth for the past 20 years: it had no plan to...

    14. June 14, 2015

      Ministers change categories to blow up defence budget for Nato

      Ministers are stretching to the limit what can be counted as defence spending to shoehorn elements of intelligence and...

    15. June 14, 2015

      US considers plan to store weapons in eastern Europe

      The US military is considering a plan to store heavy weapons and equipment in eastern Europe in response to fears over...

    16. June 10, 2015

      Poll highlights divisions among public on tackling Ukraine crisis

      Poll highlights divisions on how to tackle Ukraine crisis Barely half of voters in Nato states would support a military...

    17. June 9, 2015

      Russia: Border tensions

      Katarzyna Plejnis tries hard not to think of the missile launchers, tanks and thousands of Russian soldiers stationed...

    18. June 1, 2015

      Expert warns UK defence spending claims may not meet Nato target

      David Cameron could fall short of a key Nato target on defence spending by up to £1bn and still claim he has met it, a...

    19. May 13, 2015

      Nato says Russian nuclear talk irresponsible

      Russia is irresponsibly stepping up its nuclear rhetoric in a bid to rattle the west, Nato’s military chief has said,...

    20. May 13, 2015

      Estonia ready to deal with Russia’s ‘little green men’

      Estonia has a clear plan for dealing with any “little green men” — the undercover Russian special forces operatives who...

    21. FT Photo Diary

      May 13, 2015

      Nato Foreign Minister's Meeting

      NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg is seen on the screen of a camera as he delivers a speech at NATO Foreign...

    22. May 12, 2015

      Thousands take part in Estonia’s war games

      For more than a week now, the birch forests and heaths across Estonia have echoed with gunfire, explosions and the...

    23. May 11, 2015

      Turkey hosts Nato guests after months of anti-western barbs

      Turkey will this week welcome Nato foreign ministers to the resort town of Antalya after a sustained blast of...

    24. April 21, 2015

      Raytheon and Airbus close in on $9bn Polish defence deals

      Raytheon and Airbus took big steps on Tuesday towards securing Polish defence contracts worth an estimated $9bn as the...

    25. April 17, 2015

      Once a taboo, Nato membership now a hot topic in Finland

      Four years ago, when Finland’s current government came to power, Nato membership was deliberately ruled out. Now, with...

    26. March 31, 2015

      German military no longer standing at ease as security fears grow

      German general Lutz Niemann’s world has been transformed by the Ukraine crisis. A year ago, as chief of staff at the...

    27. beyondbrics

      March 23, 2015

      Guest post: will Russia make a play for Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania?

      By Yoel Sano, Head of Political Risk, BMI Research Following Russia’s annexation of Crimea and its destabilisation of...

    28. March 22, 2015

      Russia delivers nuclear warning to Denmark

      Russia has threatened Denmark with a nuclear strike if it takes part in Nato’s missile shield, in some of the most...

    29. March 11, 2015

      Europe lacks commitment to spend on defence

      Does Europe need an army? Jean-Claude Juncker seems to think so. “A common army among the Europeans,” the Commission...

    30. March 10, 2015

      UK looks to pad out defence spending

      David Cameron has asked ministers to investigate if the intelligence agencies budget can be counted as “defence...

    31. March 10, 2015

      Russia quits arms pact as estrangement with Nato grows

      Russia has pulled out of a forum for discussing conventional arms control in Europe, closing another channel of...

    32. February 26, 2015

      Nato spending promises largely ignored

      Only two of Nato’s six biggest defence spenders — the US and France — will fulfil a pledge to protect military budgets...

    33. February 20, 2015

      Nato must prepare for Russian attack, warns UK general

      Nato forces must prepare for a large-scale conventional assault by Russia on an eastern European member state designed...

    34. February 17, 2015

      The west has failed to find a constructive role for Moscow

      The ceasefire bargain struck in Minsk last week was at best the end of the beginning — and may not even have been that....

    35. beyondbrics

      February 16, 2015

      Guest post: Russia the winner from Minsk deal on Ukraine

      By Alex Clackson, Global Political Insight The peace agreement signed in Minsk, Belarus, last week regarding eastern...

    36. February 11, 2015

      UK warned on reduced military capability

      The UK’s military combat capability has been reduced by up to 30 per cent while Russia and China have been rapidly...

    37. FT Photo Diary

      February 10, 2015

      Policing the Baltics

      A Polish Air Force MIG-29 fighter (R) and an Italian Air Force Eurofighter Typhoon fighter patrol over the Baltics...

    38. February 9, 2015

      Poland ready to back a US move to arm Ukraine

      Poland stands ready to assist the US should President Barack Obama decide to send arms to the Ukrainian military in its...

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