NATO

US Senators vote 95-1 for NATO membership of Finland, Sweden

US Senators delivered near-unanimous bipartisan approval to NATO membership for Finland and Sweden Wednesday, calling expansion of the Western defensive bloc a “slam-dunk” for US national security and a day of reckoning for Russian President Vladimir Putin over his invasion of Ukraine.

October 17, 2022
October 17, 2022

The Ukraine Safari

Peaceniks argue that Russia needs a victory or concession that will allow it to 'save face.'

August 4, 2022
August 4, 2022

US Senators vote 95-1 for NATO membership of Finland, Sweden

US Senators delivered near-unanimous bipartisan approval to NATO membership for Finland and Sweden Wednesday, calling expansion of the Western defensive bloc a “slam-dunk” for US national security and a day of reckoning for Russian President Vladimir Putin over his invasion of Ukraine.

December 5, 2019
December 5, 2019

'Nasty', 'two-faced', 'brain dead': NATO pulls off summit despite insults

NATO leaders set aside public insults ranging from "delinquent" to "brain dead" and "two-faced", declaring at a 70th anniversary summit they would stand together against a common threat from Russia and prepare for China's rise.

July 25, 2018
July 25, 2018

The End of NATO?

What is left of NATO and the transatlantic order after US President Donald Trump's tumultuous week in Brussels, the United Kingdom, and Helsinki, where he defended Russian President Vladimir Putin against accusations of cyber warfare by America's own intelligence agencies?

July 12, 2018
July 12, 2018
USA

Trump claims victory after forcing Nato crisis talks

US President Donald Trump hails a personal victory at a Nato summit, saying allies had sharply increased defence spending commitments after he provoked a crisis session with a tirade at European leaders.

August 2, 2017
August 2, 2017

Taliban suicide bomber attacks NATO convoy in Afghanistan

A Taliban suicide bomber rams a vehicle filled with explosives into a convoy of foreign forces in Afghanistan's restive southern province of Kandahar, causing casualties, officials say.

July 6, 2017
July 6, 2017

Trump backs NATO as he warns future of the West at stake

US President Donald Trump pledges his backing for NATO at the start of a high-stakes visit to Europe as he warned that the future of the West was at risk.

May 29, 2017
May 29, 2017

Merkel says Europe must take fate into own hands

Europe can no longer completely rely on its allies, German Chancellor Angela Merkel says, pointing to bruising meetings of G7 wealthy nations and NATO last week.

July 16, 2016
July 16, 2016

Turkey regains control after deadly anti-Erdogan coup bid

Turkish authorities say they have regained control of the country after thwarting a coup attempt by discontented soldiers to seize power from President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that claimed more than 250 lives.

May 25, 2016
May 25, 2016

Afghan Taliban appoint new leader after Mansour's death

Afghan Taliban have named a deputy to former leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour as their new leader, a spokesman says in a statement, the group's first official confirmation that Mansour was killed in a US drone strike.