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    1. February 11, 2016

      Nato sends warships to Aegean to aid people-smuggling crackdown

      Nato is sending warships to the Aegean to help Greece and Turkey crack down on people-smugglers bringing migrants to...

    2. February 9, 2016

      Syria’s future lies in its neighbours’ hands

      The Syrian army’s success at Aleppo was something Russia had been waiting for since the start of its military...

    1. February 5, 2016

      David Cameron wins Poland over to welfare benefit curbs

      David Cameron has won over the most important critic of his plan to curb EU migrant benefits, persuading Poland with...

    2. Fast FT

      February 5, 2016

      Cameron on mission to charm Poland over EU deal

      David Cameron took a NATO and security charm offensive to Warsaw on Friday, attempting to win over Poland to his EU...

    3. January 2, 2016

      Putin names Nato among threats in new Russian security strategy

      Russia has designated Nato’s activities a threat to its national security and accused the US of pursuing a policy of...

    4. December 28, 2015

      Germany’s political contribution to the fight against Isis

      When Germany joins a military campaign, that is news. So when Berlin recently signed up to the coalition against the...

    5. The Exchange

      December 24, 2015

      Sangin shows the west must stay committed to Afghanistan

      The battle for Sangin, and the Taliban’s claim to have captured the Helmand town from the Afghan army, follows an...

    6. December 18, 2015

      Lurch to the right opens deep divisions in Polish society

      Jaroslaw Jablonski was just a teenager when Poland rose up against communism in the 1980s through a campaign of strikes...

    7. Fast FT

      December 18, 2015

      Poland raids NATO office in Warsaw

      Poland has replaced the head of a NATO-affiliated facility in Warsaw during a midnight raid by defence ministry...

    8. December 6, 2015

      Pentagon to boost Europe budget in message to Russia

      The Pentagon is preparing a “significant” increase in its budget for its operations in Europe for the next fiscal year...

    9. December 2, 2015

      Nato prepares to revive Russia contacts

      Nato is preparing to revive talks with Russia through a special council that has been largely dormant since the Ukraine...

    10. December 2, 2015

      Russia fumes over Nato invitation to Montenegro

      Nato on Wednesday invited Montenegro to join the north Atlantic military alliance, defying opposition from Moscow,...

    11. The Exchange

      November 25, 2015

      For Russia and Turkey, prevention is better than escalation

      It was only a matter of time. Sooner or later Moscow’s irresponsible military behaviour was going to lead to an...

    12. November 24, 2015

      Russia shooting highlights Ankara defiance

      The shooting down of a Russian Su-24 strike aircraft by Turkish warplanes on Tuesday is one of the nightmare scenarios...

    13. November 24, 2015

      Defence review: The rules of conflict have changed

      Have some sympathy for the mandarins of the civil service. Preparing a strategic defence and security review, like the...

    14. November 19, 2015

      Paris attacks must shake Europe’s complacency

      There is an impulse in Europe’s political discourse, by no means the exclusive property of the left, that assumes...

    15. The Exchange

      November 17, 2015

      Should Nato invoke Article 5?

      Should NATO invoke Article 5? This has become one of many burning questions in the aftermath of the horrendous...

    16. November 5, 2015

      Nato secretary-general calls for modernisation of cold war treaty

      Nato’s secretary-general has called for the renegotiation of a cold-war era treaty covering troop exercises and...

    17. November 4, 2015

      Nato to reinforce its Mediterranean presence

      Nato will outline proposals next month for a new “southern strategy” in response to mounting instability across the...

    18. FT Photo Diary

      October 29, 2015

      Recruiting for the Afghan national army

      Afghan men sit in an exam to join Afghan National Army in Herat, Afghanistan. Afghan national security forces took over...

    19. October 21, 2015

      Russia’s Syria strategy poses challenge to Nato in Mediterranean

      Russia’s military intervention in Syria is serving as a broader announcement of Moscow’s renewed determination to hold...

    20. October 8, 2015

      US warns Moscow not to escalate military operation in Syria

      The US has warned Russia that it will soon suffer casualties from its “misguided” military intervention in Syria, as...

    21. October 8, 2015

      British troops to bolster Baltic buffer against Russia

      Britain is to join Germany and the US in committing to long-term troop deployments in the Baltic states to deter...

    22. September 30, 2015

      The far-flung fallout from the capture of Kunduz

      The Taliban’s capture of the northern Afghan city of Kunduz is a catastrophic blow to the beleaguered government of...

    23. September 18, 2015

      Corbyn’s first week ends with vow to limit academies’ freedoms

      Labour under Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership ended a dizzying week of policy shifts on Friday, as the party announced that...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. June 25, 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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