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New York –It is impossible to win a war that you cannot define. That seems to be the main lesson to be drawn from Afghanistan, where a so-called victory seems ever more unreachable. It is also the conclusion of several experts on the region, who fear US forces would be mired forever in that unjustly …
Egypt and America will work together to find a solution for the Libyan crisis, says state department source
Controversy and uncertainty over the possible appointment of a Pakistani general as commander of a 40-nation, Saudi-led, anti-Iranian military alliance dubbed the Muslim world’s NATO goes to the core of a struggle for Pakistan’s soul as the country reels from a week of stepped up political violence. It also constitutes a defining moment in Saudi …
The majority of Turkish officials, reported to be military employees at NATO bases in Germany, have refused to return to Ankara despite orders.
Following Russia’s annexation of Crimea, the Black Sea has become a strategic priority for NATO. Now troops will be stationed there.
As tensions rise between Russia and the West, NATO’s Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg told “Conflict Zone” why he believes there is no new Cold War.
NATO has appointed former BND deputy Arndt Freytag von Loringhoven to be the alliance’s first intelligence chief.
The Turkish government has faced a deadly coup attempt from elements in the nation’s military. Responding to the unrest, foreign leaders slammed the violence and publicly supported Erdogan’s administration
The NATO summit in Warsaw is deciding on new troops for Eastern Europe. Russia is to be both deterred and invited to dialogue. Putin says he’s ready to talk and picks up the phone. Bernd Riegert reports from Warsaw.
Retired British and NATO General Richard Shirreff briefs DW on the NATO summit, and his cautionary work of fiction that envisages a full-scale war with Russia. His verdict: the alliance isn’t yet doing enough.
On the eve of the bi-annual NATO Summit, Estonia’s Prime Minister Taavi Roivas talks Brexit, European unity and security. Can NATO’s eastern states defend themselves against Russia?
In a speech to parliament, President Vladimir Putin said combat readiness must be boosted in response to NATO’s “aggressive actions” near Russia’s borders. He has called for unity in the fight against terrorism.
Israel will open a NATO mission at alliance headquarters. Closer cooperation between the Jewish state and NATO had been blocked by a feud between Turkey and Israel, which are now on the cusp of normalizing relations.
We are unlikely to see a fundamental weakening of European security should UK voters choose to leave the European Union, argues Thorsten Benner, director of the Global Public Policy Institute in Berlin.
NATO General Secretary Jens Stoltenberg has warned that Russia is trying to “build a sphere of influence through military means.” His comments come a day after the alliance deployed four battalions in eastern Europe.
NATO has started a military build-up in Eastern Europe aimed at deterring Russia. The troops pose no threat to Moscow, but they are a reassurance for the Baltic region. DW’s Bernd Riegert reports from Brussels.
Ready for dialogue, but showing strength: That’s the strategy for Russia that NATO is expected to confirm at a summit in July. Germany and NATO also want to increase cooperation in fighting human traffickers. Alea iacta est. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has left no doubt about the organization’s plans to boost its presence in …
Having served in Korea and Afghanistan, NATO’s new military chief Curtis Scaparrotti is well prepared for the role. He is a thoughtful person, said a former comrade, but that shouldn’t lead Russia to underestimate him.
Putin speaks on Western involvement in Libya and Iraq as conflict in regions continues
It is an attempt to control last unoccupied spot on Ionian-Adriatic Pipeline, says analyst
British Parliament will vote Wednesday on whether or not UK will carry out air strikes against IS in Syria
By Omar Ghannam
France will consider invoking NATO’s collective defense clause, according to security expert Bruno Tertrais. Speaking with DW, he also said that Paris-style attacks could happen in every major Western city. DW: What is your assessment of the Paris attacks, the worst terror attacks in French history? Bruno Tertrais: It does not really come as a …
An experienced NATO diplomat – who would like to maintain anonymity – formulates the problem clearly: The fact that 28 members with different priorities and skills have to be coordinated is a “huge military disadvantage” especially with regard to Russia.
Moscow’s bellicose behavior in Ukraine and the Baltic region has triggered a debate about NATO membership in Sweden. While joining the alliance is unlikely anytime soon, Swedes are clearly reassessing their options. The sentiment of traditionally nonaligned Swedes toward applying for NATO membership has undergone a notable shift within the past few years amid worries …
In December, Russian President Vladimir Putin sharply attacked EU and NATO member Bulgaria for supporting Western sanctions against Russia – but now, his tone has noticeably softened. What’s changed? Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov’s statement in early July sounded almost apologetic: “It’s understandable that President Putin spoke very sharply with regard to Bulgaria. But we …
As Hungary continues work on a border fence, its neighbor Serbia is struggling to cope with an influx of refugees. Can a 21-million-euro fence stop these desperate people? Lidija Tomic visited the border to find out. Amid dense shrubs and bushes, the first 150-meter “sample section” of the planned 175-kilometer-long fence has been built on …
Mullah Omar, the Taliban leader who fought a protracted war against both Soviet Union and NATO in Afghanistan, has died due to illness. With his death the militant group has lost its most charismatic and unifying figure. Not much is known about one-eyed Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar, who fought long wars against the Soviets, …
With Mullah Omar’s death, the Taliban have lost a unifying figure. The possibility of another Taliban regime in Afghanistan might be over, but that also puts the ongoing peace talks at risk, says DW’s Florian Weigand. There is no doubt that the death of Mullah Omar has closed a chapter in the recent history of …
New agreements to combat extremism through media channels