Tag Archive: Ukraine

The Alliance on its road from Warsaw to Brussels

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The NATO Summit in Warsaw was a watershed moment for the Alliance. Yet, deeds, not words, are what really count. Dominik Jankowski argues that on its road from the Summit in Warsaw to the Summit in Brussels in 2017 NATO should embrace five strategic issues.

NATO decides to ‘troop the colours’ as symbol of deterrence in the Baltics

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The recent NATO commitment to position troops in the Baltic states follows several years of Russian aggression, with NATO previously reluctant to make such a commitment. The move is seen as a symbolic gesture of support for the region; however, the commitment is not seen as a significant challenge to Russia’s military strength and question marks remain about whether it will act as a significant act of deterrence.

Russia’s information wars in Syria and Ukraine

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The decentralised and democratic nature of the Western alliance has provided Russia with an opportunity to claim the informational advantage with regard to its information wars in Crimea and Syria, highlighting the urgency with which institutional transformations must be embraced.

Can European strategy cope?

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Faced with a plethora of crises and foreign policy challenges, Sven Biscop asks whether Europeans are up to the challenge of acting strategically.

Interview with Lauri Lepik

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In this interview, Stefano Matonte talks with Lauri Lepik, Estonian Permanent Representative to NATO, about Estonian security, NATO, cyber defence, the Very High Readiness Joint Task Force, Ukraine and Russia.

Strategy: what is it good for?

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In this first of two articles on strategy, Sven Biscop outlines how we should think about strategy in the context of a forthcoming reflection on a new strategy for EU foreign policy.

CSDP: what is it good for?

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In the fifth concluding article in our “The CSDP: National Perspectives” series, Sven Biscop asks his readers to look back at and question the original raison d’être of the EU’s Common Security and Defence Policy.

Thou shalt not arm those who cannot win

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In this article, Sven Biscop argues that Ukraine should not be armed by Western powers for fear of escalating the crisis. He makes a plea for a diplomatic resolution to the conflict.

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