Lithuania’s Energy Security Center gets approval from NATO Military Committee

NATO Military Committee endorsed the decision to transform the Energy Security Center in Lithuania into a NATO centre of excellence, President Dalia Grybauskaitė’s adviser informs. READ MORE

Ivanishvili, Saakashvili: Foreign Policy Views Coincide Despite Fundamental Differences


Bidzina Ivanishvili, the leader of the Georgian Dream coalition and candidate for Georgian prime minister, said Oct. 9 after a meeting with the Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili that their views on foreign policy and Georgia’s integration into NATO and EU coincide. READ MORE

Gabor Iklodi: «NATO Needs Ukraine, Your Country Needs the Alliance»


By Vladimir Kravchenko

In modern world of developed technologies NATO attempts to find adequate replies for non-conventional security threats for its members. As in XXI century some of them don’t require implementation of the fifth article of the Washington Treaty, and it’s not obligatory to react with military means. For example in case with cyber-attacks at governmental or corporate networks of energy companies. Reaction on these new threats demands coordinated actions of all NATO members. Exactly that is why after the Lisbon Summit of the North Atlantic Treaty they created in the structure of the organization a special department and the position of the Secretary’s General Assistant. READ MORE

Back the EU or risk isolation, Poland warns UK

Polish foreign minister Radek Sikorski has called on Britain to abandon its «false consciousness» of euroscepticism and take the lead in EU decision-making. READ MORE

Armenia and Azerbaijan in the European leash?

By Arshaluys Mgdesyan

Neither Yerevan nor Baku can wait for a definitive nod from the European institutions, but can always count on the coolness and calm interaction. READ MORE

Scotland leader Alex Salmond’s dream: The death of modern Britain

By Henry Chu

One of Britain’s savviest politicians, who visited the U.S. , hypothesizes on success when discussing possible independence for Scotland. READ MORE

Turkey, Syria exchange artillery fire for fifth-straight day

Turkish artillery fired toward Syria for a fifth day in a row on Sunday, minutes after a Syrian shell landed on Turkish territory. READ MORE

Why NATO matters for you


Speech by NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen at the City College of New York. READ MORE

Hollande slumps in polls ... and it could get worse

By Tony Cross

After four months in power President François Hollande has suffered a massive drop in popularity, his government is split over the eurozone fiscal pact and companies continue to lay workers off. This week is unlikely to see a turnaround — new unemployment figures will be announced on Wednesday and the cabinet will discuss a widely dreaded budget on Friday. READ MORE

Goldilocks Missile Defense

By Yousaf Butt

The current trajectory of U.S. missile defense will not make the nation safer. In fact, it may waste money on flawed technology while promoting further escalation. READ MORE