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Is Russia actually a threat to Europe?

The past few years we have seen the resurrection of the same feelings, mentalities and behaviours of the Cold War. Back in the Cold War, possibly the Soviet Union was…

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A Pro-NATO Argument for Finland to Remain Neutral

A Pro-NATO Argument for Finland to Remain Neutral

Matthew Heywood-Cunliffe argues that Finland should remain a neutral state and not seek NATO membership.

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Vladimir Putin and Bashar Hafez al-Assad

Russia in Syria

For two days Russian planes, escorted by Syrian MiG29, have been flying over the Daesh/Isis areas without bombing, while the Syrian, Egyptian, Iranian and Iraqi intelligence services are cooperating actively with the Russian military services.

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Ursula von der Leyen, Germany's Minister of Defence

Why Germany needs to wake up if it wants to play a global role

German military needs serious reforms if it wants to play a global security role

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This is happening in Macedonia, but no one is talking about it

Find out what has been happening in Macedonia in the last few months

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Signing of Kumanovo Agreement in the Yugoslav Army tent in the NATO base in Macedonia

Self-Determination to Move On!

Today is 17th February and Kosovo marks its seventh year of independence. The new-born state came to see the light only nine years after the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s military intervention, to stop the humanitarian catastrophe towards the Albanian population.

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The Latest Situation in the east of Ukraine in November

The Ukraine Crisis for Dummies and Why It Is Important - The Final Chapter

The last part of the series looking at the underlying causes of the crisis in Ukraine

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The Ukraine Crisis for Dummies and Why It Is Important - Part II

A three part guide to the crisis in Ukraine. In Part II the author discusses the relationship between economics and politics in Ukraine.

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The Russian bear has awoken.

The Ukraine Crisis for Dummies and Why It Is Important - Part I

A three part guide to the crisis in Ukraine. In Part I the author looks at the international political context following the dissolution of the Soviet Union.

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Is there an end-game for Putin?

Is there an end-game for Putin?

What is going on in the Ukraine-Russia conflict?

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Mr. Anders Fogh Rasmussen

In Conversation with NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen

Mr. Rasmussen has given insights into the outcomes of the Wales Summit, widely viewed as one of the most important summits in NATO’s sixty-five year history

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Moldova won't join NATO

Moldova won't join NATO

Moldova wants to remain neutral in order to maintain good relations with Russia.

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Despite the existence of many European and Global defence organizations in which European countries participate, defence expenditure overall has been dropping significantly throughout the European Union and the European Economic Area.

Europe Caught Napping on Defence

Defence expenditure in Europe has dropped significantly over the past two decades, encouraged by the end of the Cold War and the Eurocrisis.

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NATO, TTIP and the NSA - An Interview with the U.S. Embassy in Vienna

NATO, TTIP and the NSA - An Interview with the U.S. Embassy in Vienna

Starting with the US Embassy in Vienna, our series of interviews sheds light on our diplomatic relations and how NATO, TTIP and the NSA impact them

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NATO missile defence system

NATO missile defence system

NATO missile defence system

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Danish PM Helle Thorning-Schmidt

Will the Danish PM jump the sinking ship if opportunity presents itself?

Will the Danish prime minister, who in Denmark is considered more European than Danish, try to get out before the next general election?

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Europe's role in peacekeeping around the world.

Europe's role in peacekeeping around the world.

Afghanistan, Iraq, the Balkans, Northern Africa, all of these regions and states have one thing in common: Western military interventions. Whether we're talking about the so called "the war on …

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When will NATO missiles fly in a Cyber War?

When will NATO missiles fly in a Cyber War?

A 12-storey building in Shanghai where PLA Unit 61398 resides gives no indication that this is the centre of a recent media storm.

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The USA are establishing an anti-missile shield in Europe.

The prospect of a common defence of Europe

States in Europe rely on the protection offered by the USA and NATO. Could a common European army fulfill that purpose as well?

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Fracking is not yet as common in Europe as it is in the USA.

Shale gas – a missed opportunity?

Most European countries still hesitate to use fracking to haul fossil fuels. Can the controversial method be a chance to meet Europe's energy demand?

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US/NATO Anti-Missile Shield in Europe

US/NATO Anti-Missile Shield in Europe

As NATO is massively upgrading parts of its armaments infrastructure, this is a good opportunity to scrutinise the effects that has on the balance of nuclear power.

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The MoYNYS team with NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen at the NATO QH

The Secretary General of NATO, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, guest of honour at Model NATO Youth Summit 2012

MoNYS 2012 was the first simulation of the NATO decision-making process in Europe and the largest one in the world

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