Defence

EU countries keen to rebuild Russia relations

17.11.14 @ 19:34

Forty eight hours after Nato said Russia is pouring troops into Ukraine, EU ministers opted to blacklist some “separatists” while trying to restart talks with Moscow.

Highlights

Military deserters may claim EU asylum

12.11.14 @ 12:33

Military personnel may claim asylum in the EU if they consider themselves to be at risk of prosecution or punishment for refusal to perform military service, according to an opinion by the EU's top court.

Analysis

Could Putin's troops 'be in Warsaw in two days'?

30.09.14 @ 11:18

Putin has reportedly said his troops could take Poland in two days. But is it true, and if not, then why did he say it?

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.

Russian military trying to intimidate Nato, report says

10.11.14 @ 09:27

Russia has, in parallel with its war on Ukraine, instigated almost 40 “highly disturbing” anti-Nato incidents, a new British report says.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.”