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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. June 16, 2014

    Pakistan launches new military offensive against Taliban

    Pakistan’s army was on Monday deployed across the country’s leading cities to protect against a militant backlash, a day...

  10. June 8, 2014

    ‘Masterly’ Russian operations in Ukraine leave Nato one step behind

    The running theme of Nato’s criticism of Russia is that when it comes to Ukraine, the Kremlin has slipped back into a cold...

  11. The A-List

    June 5, 2014

    Nato must reassure its members in the east

    Earlier this week, Barack Obama travelled to Poland to reassure Nato, and particularly the newer members of the...

  12. June 3, 2014

    US to strengthen military presence in Europe

    US President Barack Obama arrived in Europe on Tuesday with an announcement that he would request $1bn from Congress to...

  13. May 25, 2014

    Wales flags up ambitions as cyber security hub

    The US indictment last week of five Chinese military officials over alleged cyber security breaches should be welcome news...

  14. May 19, 2014

    Nato looks divided and its eastern members look exposed

    For several decades during the cold war, the US Berlin Brigade (and its British and French counterparts) defended West...

  15. Nick Butler

    May 6, 2014

    Why business leaders should be going to St Petersburg

    A pro-Kremlin rally in St Petersburg. OLGA MALTSEVA/AFP/Getty Images The conventional wisdom is simple – business and...

  16. April 11, 2014

    Ukraine PM pledges greater autonomy for restive regions

    The prime minister of Ukraine’s new pro-western government promised citizens in the country’s Russian-speaking east that he...

  17. April 9, 2014

    Baltics urge Nato to base permanent force in region

    The three Baltic countries are urging Nato to base land forces permanently in the region to show Russia that the military...

  18. April 8, 2014

    Nato: Northern exposure

    In the weary peace succeeding a morale-sapping Afghan war, Rudyard Kipling has his hoary Bengali spy, Hurree Mookherjee...

  19. April 8, 2014

    Nato chief urges review of troop positions amid Russian threat

    Nato must review where in Europe it permanently positions its troops, the alliance’s chief said on Tuesday, in a sign the...

  20. beyondbrics

    April 4, 2014

    Fernández distracts Argentines from inflation by putting Falklands on banknotes. Oh, wait...

    When the Pope met Queen Elizabeth on Thursday, there was one thing – doubtless to Argentine President Cristina Fernández’s...

  21. April 3, 2014

    Nato chief defends eastern advance

    Nato’s secretary-general has angrily defended the alliance’s stepped-up military deployments in central and eastern Europe,...

  22. April 1, 2014

    Poland calls for Nato troop deployment

    The violation of Kiev’s security guarantees by Russia’s invasion of Crimea and the build-up of Russian troops on Ukraine’s...

  23. FT Photo Diary

    March 31, 2014

    Military exercises in Kiev

    Efrem Lukatsky/AP Ukrainian soldiers perform military exercises at a military training ground outside Kiev, Ukraine....

  24. March 28, 2014

    Jens Stoltenberg named as new head of Nato

    Norway’s former prime minister Jens Stoltenberg is to be the new head of Nato, member states decided on Friday, as the...

  25. March 27, 2014

    Baltic states pledge more defence spending as US presses allies

    Latvia and Lithuania became the first European countries to announce big increases in their military spending following the...

  26. March 26, 2014

    Obama warns Europe of return to nationalist conflicts

    President Barack Obama warned his European allies that the west risks plunging back into an era of nationalist conflicts if...

  27. The A-List

    March 25, 2014

    Thanks to Vladimir Putin’s Crimea incursion, Nato will stand the test of time

    Early next month, just a few days after President Barack Obama visits its Brussels headquarters this week, Nato will turn...

  28. March 24, 2014

    Russia suspended from G8, but not expelled

    World leaders meeting for the first time since Ukraine crisis called for Russia to be suspended from the G8, but stopped...

  29. March 17, 2014

    Libya pays the price for its post-Gaddafi mistakes

    It may be tempting to describe the increasingly complex political and security morass ensnaring Libya as the inevitable...

  30. March 16, 2014

    Nato websites disabled by cyber attack on eve of Crimea vote

    Websites belonging to Nato and the alliance’s Estonia-based cyber defence “centre of excellence” were forced offline by a...

  31. March 11, 2014

    Europe needs a reset on defence

    The nations of the EU must stop their collective decline as a military power. For years, this plea has been sounded by Nato...

  32. March 4, 2014

    Ukraine crisis: US presses for Russian withdrawal from Crimea

    Ukraine: the deepening crisis The US has demanded that Moscow pull its troops out of Ukraine after Vladimir Putin appeared...

  33. Brussels Blog

    March 2, 2014

    Ukraine and the west: an international legal primer

    Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Nato's secretary general, before a meeting Sunday on Ukraine Even though Ukraine is not a member of...

  34. beyondbrics

    February 26, 2014

    Guest post: four forward steps for Ukraine

    By Brian Mefford The Ukrainian people, against all the odds, have won their freedom from tyranny. However, if concrete...

  35. February 6, 2014

    Scottish independence: UK risks losing geopolitical pull says US

    Possible independence for Scotland and a British exit from the EU are slowly beginning to cause concerns inside Washington...

  36. December 30, 2013

    Latvia sees joining euro as extra protection against Russia

    Latvia’s finance minister has made a staunch defence of its decision to join the euro on January 1, arguing that Russia’s...

  37. December 18, 2013

    Nato chief calls for European action on defence

    Europe must urgently face up to its responsibilities in defence, or face a security crisis on its borders and international...

  38. November 26, 2013

    Afghanistan seeks new conditions in US security deal

    KABUL/WASHINGTON, November 26 – Afghanistan’s President Hamid Karzai has refused to sign a security deal with the US, the...

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