It is important for countries like Sweden and Finland to be able to participate in the discussion or even decision-making process with NATO in times of crisis.
Derek Chollet states that US President Donald Trump’s desire to form closer cooperation between the US and Russia has no real basis.
Is the Russia-Belarus exercise Zapad 2017 is a reason for concern for NATO?
Even though no specific activities within the Latvian armed forces are being planned in connection with Zapad, it cannot be ruled out that Russia will use the situation of the United States being tied-up in North Korea to its advantage
European Defence: Can the industrial and strategic elements be brought together around a coherent vision?
The European Commission proposed a reflection paper concerning the future of the European Defence in 2025 while advancing an ambitious “defence fund” for boosting the niche industrial sector.
Commander of the SOF Juris Ušackis points out that there are various possible threat scenarios facing Latvia, and these units must be ready to react to any and all.
The A2/AD discussion is very useful because it highlights that, yes, overall NATO is superior, but that its forces are in the wrong place and at often too low a readiness.
A senior defence analyst at the RAND Corporation explains why the overall message that NATO needs to send coming out of Warsaw should be one that reinforces the gold standard of deterrence.
According to Political Advisor at the U.S. Mission to NATO Tamir G. Waser the fundamental problem with Russia is their lack of transparency.
Commander of Allied Joint Force Command (AJFC) Brunssum Salvatore Farina said that NATO was and is ready to defend the territories of member states.
General Hans-Lothar Domrose, Commander of the Allied Joint Force Command Brunssum, in an interview with Defence Matters.
Sergeant Rolandas Nakvosas is the Squad leader of the 2nd Surveillance Squad of the Heavy Artillery Company, King Mindaugas Hussar Battalion of Lithuania.
The Lithuanian Chief of Defence Major Gen. Jonas Vytautas Zukas held talks with the Commander of the US (and NATO) European Command Philip M. Breedlove