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Anders Fogh Rasmussen

More Evidence NATO Is Past Its Prime: European Shrimps Lecture American Whale

Doug Bandow | Posted 09.12.2016 | Home
Doug Bandow

Policing the globe is not America's job. Protecting the interest of wealthy allies like Denmark and other European states is not America's job. Sacrificing its people's lives and wealth to suppress tragic but irrelevant conflicts around the globe is not America's job.

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

Daniel Wagner | Posted 11.15.2014 | Home
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 | Home
Martin Hellman

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

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 | Home

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 | Home

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.

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 | Home

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

Europe: Soft Power Is No Power

Joost Lagendijk | Posted 05.13.2013 | Home
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.

Hundreds Of Afghan Soldiers Detained, Fired

Reuters | Mirwais Harooni | Posted 11.04.2012 | Home

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

NATO's Secrecy Stance

New York Times | Posted 03.25.2012 | Home

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 Official: Gaddafi A Legitimate Target

CNN | CNN Wire Staff | Posted 08.09.2011 | Home

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

Obama: Gaddafi Will 'Inevitably' Leave Power

Reuters | Alister Bull and Joseph Logan | Posted 07.19.2011 | Home

May 20, 2011 2:31:28 AM By Alister Bull and Joseph Logan WASHINGTON/TRIPOLI, May 20 (Reuters) - Muammar Gaddafi will inevitably leave power, U.S...

Libya 'Stalemate' On The Ground But 'Gaddafi Will Go,' Says Obama

Reuters | Mussab Al-Khairalla | Posted 06.15.2011 | Home

April 15, 2011 9:14:23 PM By Mussab Al-Khairalla TRIPOLI, April 15 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama acknowledged on Friday there was a "stale...

Afghanistan: Last Tango in Lisbon

Khalil Nouri | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Khalil Nouri

NATO's meeting to build political consensus across the alliance for the post-2011 phase of "gradually" handing over security responsibilities to the A...

A New NATO for a New World

Anders Fogh Rasmussen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Anders Fogh Rasmussen

If NATO did not exist, it would have to be invented, because countries with shared values and a shared history of close cooperation can best address global problems like cyber-attacks and terrorism together.

This Is Not Just America's War

Anders Fogh Rasmussen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Anders Fogh Rasmussen

I congratulate President Obama on his strategic vision. But as he noted, this is not just America's war. Violent extremism in Afghanistan poses a clear and present danger to everyone, and we must stand strong against it.

NATO and Climate Change

Anders Fogh Rasmussen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Anders Fogh Rasmussen

Climate change presents security challenges of a magnitude and a complexity we have never seen before. Preparing for it is not a choice -- it is an urgent necessity.

Cast Couture: Politicos Who Persevere In Crutches, Casts, And Slings (SLIDESHOW)

Huffington Post | Hilary Moss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

When Secretary of State Hillary Clinton broke her elbow outside the White House on June 18th, her injury put her in good company: Supreme Court Justic...

Mohammed Cartoon Prints Go On Sale

Huffington Post | Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Prints of the Danish cartoon depicting Islam's Prophet Mohammed as a suicide bomber in 2005 -- much to the chagrin of the international Muslim communi...

Rasumussen Gives 'Political Apology' For Mohammed Cartoons

PoliGazette | Michael van der Galien | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Despite denying it beforehand, Rasmussen issued a - somewhat hidden - apology to 'the Muslim world.' Last weekend, several outlets, including PoliGaz...

Rasmussen To Apologize To 'Islamic World' For Mohammed Cartoons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

To become NATO secretary general, Anders Fogh Rasmussen will apologize for the Mohammed cartoons....