Romania has contingency plan for Russian attack

08.09.14 @ 09:29

Romanian president Basescu has said Nato has a contingency plan for the "0.01 percent" chance that Russia will one day attack his country.

Highlights

Six EU countries join group to 'destroy' Islamic State

07.09.14 @ 12:41

Six EU countries have joined a US-led coalition to “degrade and destroy” the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

No new Nato bases in eastern Europe

04.09.14 @ 22:54

Poland has confirmed there will be no new Nato bases in eastern Europe to deter Russian aggression.

Russia's 'invasion' of Ukraine alienates EU friends

29.08.14 @ 09:30

Germany, France, and Italy have indicated they are willing to impose extra sanctions on Russia due to its “invasion” of Ukraine.

Nato expansion unlikely before late 2015

05.09.14 @ 16:36

Nato leaders have indicated the alliance will not take in any aspirant states until late next year.

France halts Russia warship deal, as Nato leaders meet

04.09.14 @ 07:45

France has frozen its delivery of a warship to Russia, as Nato leaders meet in the UK for a summit to discuss the Russia-Ukraine war.

Opinion

MH17 and the diplomacy of business going Dutch

11.08.14 @ 09:19

The shooting down of the Malaysian Airlines flight reinforces the point that the security of citizens outside state borders is to be framed as a central issue in 21st century security policy.

Investigation

Several EU states impose arms ban on Russia

07.07.14 @ 09:30

Most of the EU’s top arms exporters have imposed a quiet ban on sales to Russia, but Ukraine’s military embargo could have a bigger impact on the crisis.

Obama pledges to defend Poland's security

04.06.14 @ 16:37

US leader Barack Obama has promised to defend Poland and other Nato allies against potential Russian aggression.

EU countries to boost defence budgets in light of Ukraine

16.04.14 @ 09:29

Military chiefs have said the Ukraine crisis is a “wake-up call” for EU countries’ defence spending, as the US backed Ukraine’s use of force in eastern regions.

Opinion

France and Germany should stop arms sales to Russia

11.03.14 @ 08:36

France, Germany, Italy and other EU states should stop selling high-end military technology to Russia in light of the Ukraine crisis.

EU wants stronger military industry

25.06.14 @ 09:29

The European Commission has laid out plans on how to boost the EU's military and defence industries.

Nato chief describes 'outrageous' Russia as threat to Europe

20.05.14 @ 09:08

Nato chief Fogh Rasmussen has said Russia’s "outrageous" partition of Ukraine has created “a completely new security situation in Europe.”

Former Norwegian PM to be next Nato chief

28.03.14 @ 17:24

Nato countries on Friday agreed that former Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg should be the next secretary general of the military alliance.

Nato reassures Poland, Baltic states on Russia threat

04.03.14 @ 19:09

Nato head Rasmussen has shown sympathy for Polish and Baltic states’ fears of Russia’s aggressive posture in Ukraine and beyond.