NATO

Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
NATO allies agreed on Saturday to help fund Afghan security forces to the tune of around $1 billion annually over the next three years, despite public fatigue in Western countries about their involvement in the long-running conflict.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
President Obama announced Friday that he will send a battalion of about 1,000 Army soldiers to Poland as part of a new NATO mission, an effort to deter any aggression by Moscow at Russia’s borders with Poland and the Baltic countries.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
NATO leaders agreed to provide a comprehensive assistance package to Ukraine to support the country’s government in efforts to ensure closer cooperation with the alliance and combat Russia-backed insurgents in eastern Ukraine.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter is in Afghanistan to meet with U.S. commanders in the wake of a pledge by NATO allies to keep troop levels stable as they battle a resilient Taliban.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
The NATO summit held in Warsaw July 8-9 was marked by high-level meetings and solemn declarations, sprinkled with a dose of pomp and circumstance. There was substance, too: NATO leaders took important, albeit small, steps to send a message to Vladimir Putin that the alliance is united in its determination to defend all of its members should he ever decide to cross the line.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
NATO and Russia on July 13 hold their first talks since the alliance agreed at a summit in Warsaw to beef up its presence in eastern Europe due to fears raised by Moscow's aggression in Ukraine.
Friday, July 8, 2016 - 07:03
Members of NATO, the quintessential Cold War alliance, are meeting in Warsaw. They are dragging the U.S. back into its traditional role of guaranteeing the security of Europe, even though the continent is well able to defend itself. Worse, Georgia and Ukraine continue to lobby to join, which would make America less secure.
Friday, July 8, 2016 - 06:56
Secretary of State John Kerry met with Ukrainian leaders in Kiev on Thursday amid growing concerns about a cease-fire agreement between that country and Russian-backed separatists.
Thursday, July 7, 2016 - 13:49

With cyber security among the topics to be discussed at the Warsaw Summit starting tomorrow, there is a clear effort by NATO members to address the growing threat of cyber attacks. However, given the growing number of major hacking incidents and fears over Russian aggression in cyberspace, the United States has been slow to support foreign allies in strengthening their cyber security even though some U.S. efforts are increasing.  

Thursday, July 7, 2016 - 06:53
U.S. policymakers, and international financial institutions (IFIs), including the White House, the State Department, the Justice Department, and the IMF, need to take a fresh look at Moldova, a small but vital country in Eastern Europe. Moldova’s security is deteriorating due to Russia’s truculence, yet internal systemic corruption may be a bigger threat.

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