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Europe ups defence spending for first time in seven years

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.

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.

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Top German diplomat Gabriel warns of new NATO-Russia arms race

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.

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.

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NATO members fail to agree on defence spending

NATO members will make efforts to reach a spending target of two percent of their GDP on defence, but have failed to agree on whether or not every country must meet the…

NATO members will make efforts to reach a spending target of two percent of their GDP on defence, but have failed to agree on whether or not every country must meet the…

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US VP Mike Pence retreats from Trump's EU, NATO comments

US Vice President Mike Pence pledged support for the EU and NATO on Monday, distancing himself from comments made by President Donald Trump.

US Vice President Mike Pence pledged support for the EU and NATO on Monday, distancing himself from comments made by President Donald Trump.

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Mike Pence pledges 'unwavering' US support for NATO

US Vice President Mike Pence pledged the Trump administration’s ‘unwavering’ commitment to NATO on Saturday.

US Vice President Mike Pence pledged the Trump administration’s ‘unwavering’ commitment to NATO on Saturday.

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Russia and the West: how to avoid an escalation in Europe

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

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

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Mattis issues ultimatum to NATO over defence spending

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…

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…

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Arms control in Europe: the Baltic test for Russia and NATO

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

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

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NATO chief urges allies to deliver on spending promises

NATO’s European allies increased military spending by nearly four percent last year, bucking a recent trend of cuts.

NATO’s European allies increased military spending by nearly four percent last year, bucking a recent trend of cuts.

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Lithuania emphasises NATO strength in the Baltics

Lithuania says the build-up of NATO troops near its border with Russia sends a clear message about the alliance's power in the Baltics.

Lithuania says the build-up of NATO troops near its border with Russia sends a clear message about the alliance's power in the Baltics.

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Donald Trump to meet NATO leaders in May

The US president was elected on a pledge to push NATO members to increase their funding to the western alliance to ease the financial burden on the United States.

The US president was elected on a pledge to push NATO members to increase their funding to the western alliance to ease the financial burden on the United States.

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Trump-Putin Deal: easing tensions with restrained engagement: opinion

The anxieties of Trump-Putin “bromance” may be premature, especially if the inaugural speech underlining American interests as paramount is any indication of the yet to be formulated U.S. foreign policy.

The anxieties of Trump-Putin “bromance” may be premature, especially if the inaugural speech underlining American interests as paramount is any indication of the yet to be formulated U.S. foreign policy.

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Opinion: Donald Trump: Europe’s Ultimate Wake-Up Call

The greatest immediate danger lies in the Trump administration’s relationship with Moscow. There is a risk that deals with Moscow, particularly on Ukraine, increase Eastern Europe’s dependence on Russia and ultimately divide the continent into two zones of influence.

The greatest immediate danger lies in the Trump administration’s relationship with Moscow. There is a risk that deals with Moscow, particularly on Ukraine, increase Eastern Europe’s dependence on Russia and ultimately divide the continent into two zones of influence.

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Opinion: America’s Russian Hypocrisy

By Nina L. Khrushcheva, Professor of International Affairs and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at The New School and senior fellow at the World

By Nina L. Khrushcheva, Professor of International Affairs and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at The New School and senior fellow at the World

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Opinion: What would the revival of Russian imperial instincts mean for Europe?

"Step by step, whenever opportunities present themselves, the Kremlin is ready to use all means at its disposal to regain what it considers its own...", A VIEW by Carl Bildt

"Step by step, whenever opportunities present themselves, the Kremlin is ready to use all means at its disposal to regain what it considers its own...", A VIEW by Carl Bildt

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Russia calls NATO deployment in Poland threat to national security

NATO is deploying armour and troops in Poland for its biggest military exercises in years, but Moscow has called the move an agressive step threatening Russian national security.

NATO is deploying armour and troops in Poland for its biggest military exercises in years, but Moscow has called the move an agressive step threatening Russian national security.

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US tanks and troops arrive in Poland

Hundreds of military vehicles and more than 3000 US troops have begun arriving in Poland.

Hundreds of military vehicles and more than 3000 US troops have begun arriving in Poland.

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Opinion - Head for the Bunkers?

In August 2015, I tweeted that if Donald Trump were to be elected President of the United States, we would have to “head for the bunkers.” There we are.

In August 2015, I tweeted that if Donald Trump were to be elected President of the United States, we would have to “head for the bunkers.” There we are.