Tag Archive for: "NATO"
Putin’s Ukraine calculation

As reports pile up about Russia’s military mobilisation on Ukraine’s border and the Kremlin’s diplomatic demands, questions abound. What is going on? What will come next? Will Russia invade? In fact, Russian President Vladimir Putin …

Defusing the Russia–Ukraine crisis

In recent months, Russia has positioned a large and capable military force along its border with Ukraine. What we do not know is why Russian President Vladimir Putin has done this (capabilities are always easier …

A strategic compass for Europe

A compass helps one find one’s way, and the ‘strategic compass’ that I have drafted at the behest of the European Council will serve as an operational guide for the European Union’s development and decision-making …

Turkey’s fortunes under Erdogan

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan last week ordered the expulsion from Turkey of ambassadors of 10 Western countries, including NATO allies such as the United States, for meddling in Turkey’s internal affairs. The envoys had issued …

AUKUS could help fill the gaps in ANZUS

What’s the essence of the US–Australia alliance? For the late Des Ball, it lay in close intelligence cooperation. Many would point to Article IV of the ANZUS Treaty, which commits both countries ‘to meet the …