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    1. 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 US...

    2. 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 a new...

    1. 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 Nato...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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 spending”,...

    6. 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...

    7. 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 made...

    8. 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 to...

    9. 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....

    10. 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 Ukraine...

    11. 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...

    12. 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 during a...

    13. 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 war...

    14. February 4, 2015

      Pentagon nominee supports arming Ukraine

      The Obama administration’s nominee to run the Pentagon said on Wednesday that he supported giving weapons to Ukraine, the...

    15. February 2, 2015

      Russia’s rap sheet against the west

      Over the course of nearly 15 years in power, Vladimir Putin has accumulated a long list of grievances with the west. Here...

    16. January 29, 2015

      RAF scrambles fighters to intercept Russian bombers

      Russia’s ambassador to the UK was summoned to the Foreign Office on Thursday after two Russian bombers disrupted civilian...

    17. January 27, 2015

      Ukraine fighting points to Russia designs for puppet state

      An escalation of violence in eastern Ukraine in recent days has once again left western governments and military strategists...

    18. January 22, 2015

      Chemring’s new chief optimistic despite losses widening

      The new chief executive of Chemring said he was cautiously optimistic about the UK group’s future after years of struggling...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. beyondbrics

      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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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,...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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....

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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