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This Is What NATO Is Up To As Donald Trump Threatens To Destroy It

The Huffington Post | Akbar_Ahmed | Posted 08.05.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― While one of the two top contenders for the presidency of the United States has spent weeks exploring ways to throw America’s allies ...

The Spirit of the Cold War Is Back as NATO Confronts Russia

Fyodor Lukyanov | Posted 07.15.2016 | World
 Fyodor Lukyanov

MOSCOW -- After a long quest for a new mission, when NATO tested different roles from global world policemen and expeditionary super-unit to soft security provider and democracy promoter, the organization is back to its habitual business: to contain Russia. What a relief after years of wandering!

Putin Says Russia Must Strengthen To Ward Off NATO Drive

Reuters | Rebecca Falconer | Posted 06.22.2016 | World

MOSCOW (Reuters) -- Russia must boost its combat readiness in response to NATO's "aggressive actions" near Russia's borders, President Vladimir Putin ...

Inside The Siberian Cafe Dedicated To Vladimir Putin

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 04.14.2016 | World

If you've ever wanted to enjoy a leisurely meal with Russian President Vladimir Putin staring at you, here's your chance. All you need to do is travel...

After Turkey-Russia Clash, NATO Shouldn't Derail an Ad Hoc Anti-Terror Coalition

Fyodor Lukyanov | Posted 11.25.2015 | World
 Fyodor Lukyanov

MOSCOW -- An ad hoc coalition created for a special purpose to solve one specific task is a modern approach that has been gaining support since the turn of the century when it was first proposed by then U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld. Consolidation of efforts against ISIS, proposed by Russia, France and even the United States, is an example. Such a team would need no oath of allegiance or common values, but can be quite effective over a short period of time.

Russia Threatens To Aim Nuclear Missiles At Denmark Ships If It Joins NATO Shield

Reuters | Posted 05.22.2015 | World

COPENHAGEN, March 22 (Reuters) - Russia threatened to aim nuclear missiles at Danish warships if Denmark joins NATO's missile defense system, in com...

NATO: Russia Moves Troops Closer To Ukraine Border

Reuters | Posted 11.04.2014 | World

By Adrian Croft BRUSSELS, Nov 4 (Reuters) - Russia has moved troops closer to the border with Ukraine and continues to support rebels in the countr...

Ukraine Conflict: Red Meat for Anemic NATO Alliance

Medea Benjamin | Posted 11.08.2014 | Politics
Medea Benjamin

Why be distracted by a ceasefire, or put energy into promoting a non-violent solution to the conflict in Ukraine? NATO, after all, is a military alliance and, as the saying goes, when all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

Why NATO Won't Stop Russia In Ukraine

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 09.05.2014 | World

More than 60 leaders are attending a historical NATO summit in Wales this week. On the agenda are the political crisis in Afghanistan, the rise of the...

ISIS, Libya, NATO, And Preventing The Next 9/11

Dennis J. Kucinich | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics
Dennis J. Kucinich

While Libya may not make the front page on a daily basis, it stands as the latest example of blowback, the adverse consequences of our reflexive military intervention.

NATO Chief: Russia Attacking Ukraine

Reuters | Posted 11.04.2014 | World

By Adrian Croft and Kylie MacLellan NEWPORT, Wales, Sept 4 (Reuters) - NATO's top official accused Moscow outright on Thursday of atta...

NATO Sees 'High Probability' Of Russian Invasion Of Ukraine

Reuters | Posted 10.11.2014 | World

BRUSSELS/DONETSK, Aug 11 (Reuters) - NATO said on Monday there was a "high probability" that Russia could launch an invasion of Ukraine, where the g...

NATO Chief Calls On Russia To 'Step Back From The Brink'

Reuters | Posted 08.07.2014 | World

By Richard Balmforth and Pavel Polityuk KIEV, Aug 7 (Reuters) - The head of NATO called on Russia to "step back from the brink" of war by pulling i...

NATO Chief: 40,000 Russian Troops Amassed Near Ukraine's Border

Reuters | Posted 06.10.2014 | World

(Adds quotes, background) PRAGUE, April 10 (Reuters) - Russia must pull back its troops from the Ukrainian border as a first step to s...

Russia Expects Answers On NATO Troops In Eastern Europe

Reuters | Posted 06.03.2014 | World

* Russia says wants answers on NATO troops in eastern Europe * NATO chief: Russia is violating international commitments ...

Top NATO Commander: Russia Could Achieve Ukraine Incursion In 3-5 Days

Reuters | Posted 06.02.2014 | World

By Adrian Croft BRUSSELS, April 2 (Reuters) - Russia has massed all the forces it needs on Ukraine's border if it were to decide to c...

NATO Suspends Cooperation With Russia

Reuters | Posted 06.01.2014 | World

By Adrian Croft BRUSSELS, April 1 (Reuters) - NATO suspended all practical cooperation with Russia on Tuesday in protest at its annexa...

NATO Will Boost Presence In Former Soviet States

Reuters | Posted 06.01.2014 | World

By Adrian Croft BRUSSELS, April 1 (Reuters) - NATO sees no sign that Russia is withdrawing troops from the Ukraine border and will loo...

Know Your Rival: Ukraine, Russia, and the Art of Politics

Ryan Evans | Posted 05.18.2014 | Politics
Ryan Evans

Putin's seizure of Crimea is illegal, unjust, and appalling. But I understand that Russia views NATO as a hostile alliance -- one that was founded with the purpose of containing and fighting the Soviet Union -- that has extended into Russia's immediate neighborhood.

NATO Urges Russia To Pull Back Troops

Reuters | Posted 05.06.2014 | World

BRUSSELS, March 6 (Reuters) - NATO urged Russia on Thursday to call back to bases its forces on the Ukrainian Crimea peninsula, saying it stood by U...

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...

NATO's Existential Question

Rabah Ghezali | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rabah Ghezali

NATO's ongoing dilemma is bound up in structural changes in the world order, not least being the difficult emergence of the European Union as a distinct strategic player.

France's Silent Strategic Revolution

Rabah Ghezali | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rabah Ghezali

If France fully accepts the principle of missile defense, then details of the plan remain to be seen.

Hillary Clinton: NATO Must Make Fresh Start With Russia

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BRUSSELS -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Thursday it was time for NATO to make a new start with Russia but urged the alliance to leave...

U.S. Softens Stance On Russia At NATO Summit

New York Times | STEVEN ERLANGER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BRUSSELS -- With the Bush administration's influence rapidly waning, the United States agreed on Tuesday to support a modest reopening of NATO's dialo...