Why Turkey might buy Russia's S-400 defence system

A potential defence deal between Turkey and Russia could enhance their military cooperation but would not mend ties.

by Can Kasapoglu


For Europe, questions remain as to US foreign policy

It's an uphill battle for the Trump administration to convince the EU that the US will not abandon its Western allies.

by Martin Reardon


Russia's Lavrov pushes for 'post-West' world order

Speaking in Munich, Russian foreign minister calls NATO a Cold War relic while Pence pledges 'unwavering' US commitment.


The Baltic states: No easy target

The Baltic states are again worried about Russia's intentions, but this time they are ready to defend themselves.

by Agnia Grigas


NATO's European allies take steps to meet US demand

EU defence ministers agree to buy planes and submarines jointly and to open a new command centre for elite troops.

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US to NATO: Pay more or we will reduce support

Defence Secretary tells NATO that US will moderate its commitment, if fellow members do not increase military spending.


US troops in Poland 'a threat to Russia's security'

Russian government describes US military build-up in Eastern Europe as a 'factor destabilising European security'.


US tanks arrive in Germany for NATO mission in Europe

Hundreds of military vehicles to be transported to Eastern Europe in NATO build up that could increase Russia tensions.

Inside Story

EU leaders agree to meet NATO spending requirements

Only five of 28 members meet current spending requirements, so is a future with Trump as US president reason for change?


Russia: New missiles in Kaliningrad answer US 'shield'

Russian exclave to receive new S-400 and nuclear-capable Iskander missile systems in response to NATO's defence system.

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NATO chief reassures alliance of Trump's commitment

NATO leader Jens Stoltenberg says he is certain that Donald Trump will maintain a strong US commitment to NATO.


UN to probe US air raid that killed women and children

Raids by US aircraft in Kunduz province killed more than 30 civilians, including many women and children, last week.


Families seek justice for civilians killed by NATO raid

Afghan officials say a NATO air strike killed at least 30 civilians, including women, children and babies, in Kunduz.


Ex-NATO boss: Libya still a 'model intervention'

"I don't think you can blame Hillary Clinton or NATO," says Anders Fogh Rasmussen on Libya's post-intervention collapse.


Crisis in Libya: Who is to blame?

Former NATO head Anders Fogh Rasmussen defends intervention against Gaddafi, and we debate Kurdish independence in Iraq.