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Anders Fogh Rasmussen

Why Germany Can't Avoid a Larger Military Commitment to NATO

Daniel Wagner | Posted 11.15.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

Germany's position as Europe's leading economic and political power put Chancellor Merkel in an awkward position vis-a-vis how to address Vladimir Putin's extra-territorial activities.

The Ukrainian Crisis' Overlooked Nuclear Dimension

Martin Hellman | Posted 11.08.2014 | World
Martin Hellman

I'm not saying a repeat of the Cuban Missile Crisis is likely, but given the consequences, how much risk is acceptable?

NATO Approves New Force To Deter Russia

AP | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG and JULIE PACE | Posted 11.05.2014 | World

NEWPORT, Wales (AP) — Seeking to counter Russian aggression, NATO leaders approved plans Friday to create a rapid response force with a headquarters...

Should NATO Welcome Ukraine?

Martin Hellman | Posted 11.02.2014 | Politics
Martin Hellman

While NATO membership for Ukraine would almost surely make Russia more cautious in its treatment of that nation, the immediate risk of NATO membership is likely to make Russia much more aggressive in an attempt to prevent that from ever happening.

Meme With Wings: Are Western Anti-Fracking Activists Funded by Putin's Russia?

Steve Horn | Posted 08.31.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

With loud megaphones and ongoing geopolitical tensions between the U.S. and Russia with no end in sight, one can rest assured Rasmussen will not be the last one to repeat this meme, just as he was not the first.

Facing Off with China: U.S., Japan, Allies All the Way to NATO Strengthen Opposition to Aggression

T. Dean Reed | Posted 07.12.2014 | Politics
T. Dean Reed

War games and even war threats are proliferating in Asia following President Obama's trip. The U.S. and its major ally in Asia, Japan, have pushed back, jointly putting China on notice while continuing to seek peaceful relations.

NATO Urges Russia To Pull Back From Ukraine Border

Reuters | Posted 06.07.2014 | World

PARIS, April 8 (Reuters) - NATO's secretary-general warned Russia on Tuesday that if it were to encroach into eastern Ukraine there would be "grave ...

NATO To Review Cooperation With Russia, Suspends Further Meetings

The Huffington Post | Ryan Craggs | Posted 03.05.2014 | World

According to The Associated Press, NATO has announced it has suspended meetings with Russia and is putting its cooperation with the nation under revie...

Ukraine 2014 Is Grenada 1983

Sarwar Kashmeri | Posted 05.04.2014 | Politics
Sarwar Kashmeri

Before the U.S. gets too worked up about the Russian "invasion" of Ukraine, it should recall its own invasion in 1983 of the idyllic island of Grenada some 100 miles from the United States.

NATO Chief: No Afghan Deal, No Troops Past 2014

AP | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG | Posted 02.26.2014 | World

BRUSSELS (AP) — If Afghan leaders and the White House can't agree on a key security pact, the U.S.-led alliance will pull all of its troops and equi...

U.S. Shifting Afghanistan Exit Plans: Report

Reuters | Posted 04.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Feb 10 (Reuters) - Frustrated about prospects of getting Afghan President Hamid Karzai to sign a long-term security deal, the United Sta...

NATO Chief: Syrian Regime Behind Chemical Attack

Reuters | Posted 11.02.2013 | World

BRUSSELS, Sept 2 (Reuters) - NATO's secretary-general said on Monday he had seen evidence convincing him Syrian authorities were behind a deadly che...

NATO Staying Out Of Syria

AP | JAN M. OLSEN | Posted 08.30.2013 | World

COPENHAGEN, Denmark -- NATO's chief said for the first time Friday that the alliance has no plans for military action in Syria because of the alleged ...

NATO Coalition Transfers Security Responsibilities To Afghans

AP | Posted 08.17.2013 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan -- Afghan President Hamid Karzai says his country's armed forces are taking over the lead for security around the country from the ...

Europe: Soft Power Is No Power

Joost Lagendijk | Posted 05.13.2013 | World
Joost Lagendijk

Most of its member states are stuck in an economic crisis that many Europeans blame on austerity measures enforced by the EU, perceived as a faraway, bureaucratic entity that has spun out of control and is out of touch with the concerns and hardships of ordinary Europeans.

NATO Chief Says Defense Cuts Could Compromise Safety

AP | DON MELVIN and LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 02.21.2013 | World

BRUSSELS -- The head of NATO urged member countries Thursday to stop cutting their defense budgets in response to tough economic times, saying continu...

World Reacts To Obama's Victory

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 01.07.2013 | World

President Barack Obama's re-election in the United States elicited strong feelings — from optimism to skepticism — around the world. A sampling of...

Hundreds Of Afghan Soldiers Detained, Fired

Reuters | Mirwais Harooni | Posted 11.04.2012 | World

(Adds comments by Allen, phone call by Rasmussen) * Kabul acts on evidence or suspicion of links to militants * Afghan t...

NATO Chief Praises Afghan Forces

AP | ROD McGUIRK | Posted 06.14.2012 | World

CANBERRA, Australia -- NATO's chief says the professionalism of Afghan security forces and their recent suppression of Taliban attacks in Kabul gave h...

NATO: European Missile Shield Up And Running

AP | Posted 05.20.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- NATO says that its European missile shield is up and running with a basic capability to shoot down incoming missiles. Secretary General An...

NATO Chief Sees Financial Aid For Afghan Forces

AP | By MICHELE SALCEDO | Posted 07.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- NATO's secretary-general says he's optimistic that the international community will continue to finance the Afghan security forces. "Th...

NATO's Secrecy Stance

New York Times | Posted 03.25.2012 | World

SOMETIME late last Aug. 8, NATO warplanes flying from Europe arrived over the Libyan farming village of Majer, where forces loyal to Col. Muammar el-Q...

NATO Has 'No Intention Whatsoever' Of Intervening In Iran

AP | By SLOBODAN LEKIC | Posted 01.03.2012 | World

BRUSSELS -- NATO has "no intention whatsoever" of intervening in Iran, the alliance's top official said in response to reports that some governments m...

NATO Official: Gaddafi A Legitimate Target

CNN | CNN Wire Staff | Posted 08.09.2011 | World

(CNN) -- A U.N. resolution justifies the targeting of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, a senior NATO military official with operational knowledge of the...

NATO To Extend Libyan Operation For 90 Days

AP | DON MELVIN and NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 08.01.2011 | World

BRUSSELS — NATO and its partners in the military campaign to protect Libyan civilians have decided to extend their mission another 90 days, the ...