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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. August 25, 2014

      Moscow may be using convoy to distract from military build-up, says Nato chief

      The Kremlin’s self-styled humanitarian convoy into eastern Ukraine could be a guise to distract the west from a build-up of...

    4. August 20, 2014

      PM urged to protect defence spending

      David Cameron should guarantee to increase spending on the armed forces in line with inflation for the full five years of...

    5. August 15, 2014

      Ukraine attacks Russian military convoy, says president

      Moscow’s stand-off with Kiev intensified dramatically on Friday night after the Ukrainian government said it had blown up a...

    6. June 20, 2014

      Ukraine declares ceasefire and claims borders nearly secure

      Ukraine’s new pro-western president called a one-week ceasefire on Friday, hours after security officials claimed they had...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. June 19, 2014

      Nato warns Russia over fresh military build-up at Ukraine border

      Nato’s secretary-general on Thursday called a fresh Russian military build-up along the western border with Ukraine “a very...

    10. June 13, 2014

      US claims Russia supplied tanks to Ukraine separatists

      The US claimed on Friday that Russia had supplied tanks and other heavy weapons to separatists in eastern Ukraine and warned...

    11. May 22, 2014

      Violence erupts in build up to Ukraine poll

      At least 13 Ukrainian soldiers were killed on Thursday in an attack Kiev blamed on pro-Russian separatists in the eastern...

    12. April 16, 2014

      Pro-Russia forces intensify defiance in eastern Ukraine

      Pro-Russia forces on the move Pro-Russia forces in eastern Ukraine intensified their defiance against Kiev on Wednesday,...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. FT Photo Diary

      April 4, 2014

      Soviet war veterans at Sevastopol memorial

      Olga Maltseva/AFP/Getty Images Military veterans take part in the flower-laying ceremony at the Soviet-era second world war...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. March 3, 2014

      Search on to find face-saving Ukraine exit for Vladimir Putin

      The emergency strategy adopted by the US and European allies towards Russia can be summed up by two phrases repeated...

    19. March 3, 2014

      West scrambles to counter Russia

      Ukraine: the deepening crisis The west scrambled on Monday to counter Moscow’s creeping invasion of Crimea as markets took a...

    20. 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...

    21. February 1, 2014

      Russia and west clash over Ukraine at Munich conference

      Russia’s foreign minister and his European and American counterparts traded heated words on Saturday morning over civil...

    22. 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...

    23. September 2, 2013

      Obama lobbies Congress to support action on Syria

      Barack Obama and his cabinet have launched an all-out lobbying campaign on Capitol Hill ahead of a vote, probably to be held...

    24. March 7, 2013

      Pay up for Nato or shut it down

      The world’s pre-eminent military alliance is losing a war and casting around for a role. Nato would dispute that the...

    25. February 3, 2013

      Nato chief warns on Europe’s gaps in Mali

      France’s military intervention in Mali has provided a fresh indication of how European states rely heavily on the US when...

    26. The World

      December 14, 2012

      How close is the Assad regime to collapse?

      Protestors step on a picture of Bashar al-Assad (Bulent Kilic/AFP/GettyImages) In the last few days, there have been a...

    27. December 5, 2012

      Lebanon’s Tripoli rocked by 2nd day of violence

      Fighting between supporters and opponents of Syrian president Bashar al Assad rocked the Lebanese city of Tripoli on...

    28. November 21, 2012

      Turkey calls on Nato for missiles

      Turkey formally asked Nato on Wednesday for Patriot missiles to protect it from Syrian attack, highlighting Ankara’s...

    29. November 12, 2012

      Turkey warns of Syria chemical arms risk

      Turkey warned on Monday of the risk of Syria using missiles with chemical weapons as tensions rose between Israel and Syria,...

    30. November 7, 2012

      Turkey to ask Nato to help protect territory

      Turkey intends to ask Nato for Patriot missiles to protect its territory from the fighting in Syria, officials in Ankara...

    31. July 5, 2012

      US confronts challenge of Afghan exit

      Even with the reopening of critical supply routes through Pakistan, the US military confronts a mammoth logistical challenge...

    32. May 20, 2012

      Nato seeks orderly Afghanistan exit

      Barack Obama warned of “hard days ahead” in Afghanistan on Sunday as Nato leaders meeting in Chicago tried to plot a path...

    33. April 3, 2012

      Nato chief rejects Taliban theory for killings

      The recent spate of killings of Nato and Afghan soldiers by Afghan security forces is the result of isolated disputes rather...

    34. April 2, 2012

      Libyans gird for more unrest near Tunisian border

      Libyans are girding for a confrontation between gunmen from two neighbouring towns along the country’s economically critical...

    35. March 5, 2012

      Nato chief rebuts Libya mission concerns

      The civilian head of Nato on Monday brushed aside questions raised by a United Nations report over whether the alliance...

    36. February 2, 2012

      Afghanistan fears early US pull-out

      Afghanistan urged the Obama administration to stick to an agreed timetable for withdrawing its troops after the US caught...

    37. November 1, 2011

      Turkey hardens stance against Syria

      Turkey has signalled possible support for a buffer zone to protect Syrian civilians if Damascus continues its crackdown on...

    38. October 31, 2011

      Libya names interim premier

      A relatively unknown Tripoli electronics engineer has been named as Libya’s interim prime minister, charged with leading the...

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