Europe’s spending on defence has edged up for the first time in seven years, new figures have revealed, amid fears of Russian aggression in the Baltics.
Concerned about a Russian military build up in the Baltic region and its western borders, Germany’s top diplomat warned about a new arms race on Thursday.
US Vice President Mike Pence pledged support for the EU and NATO on Monday, distancing himself from comments made by President Donald Trump.
By Des Browne, Wolfgang Ischinger, Igor S. Ivanov, Sam Nunn The chasm between Russia and the West appears to be wider now than at any point since
US Defence Secretary James Mattis has delivered an ultimatum to NATO – threatening to reduce support for the organisation if members do not honour their military spending…
Since Russia’s annexation of Crimea in early 2014, its political and military relations with the West have deteriorated sharply. To head off the risk of an arms race or military confrontation, both sides must urgently agree to reciprocal measures to limit military capabilities