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  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...

  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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,...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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,...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. 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...

  35. 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...

  36. 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...

  37. October 21, 2011

    Libyans vent fury at Gaddafi’s body

    They came on foot and by car and taxi, dozens of men, women and children waiting in a long procession outside a wholesale...

  38. October 17, 2011

    West must keep Pakistan ties, says Nato chief

    The west must continue to co-operate closely with Pakistan despite US claims that Pakistan’s intelligence agency is...

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