What does North Korea’s nuclear and ballistic arsenal mean for Trump-Kim summit?

Would we be approaching Trump-Kim summit without the fact that North Korea sees its nuclear and balistic programme as successful, do you assess nuclear and balistic programme of NK as successful, and why? Read few comments.


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US military base in Poland: Will it happen?

Poland offers US up to $2bln for permanent military base Do you think the US might be really interested in this and, though we do not not much about the details, what would be the advantage of such installation from military, strategic point of view? (Predictably, Russian reaction is that it will make Poland a target).

The first M1A2 Abrams Tanks owned by 3rd Armor Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division touched ground in Swietozow, Poland, on January 10, 2017. Credit: https://www.army.mil/

Syria strikes: Russia’s retaliation? What retaliation?

Does Russia (or the others, Iran, Assad’s regime) have means, and what kind of means, to retaliate against the West after Syria strikes, is Russia even interested in some kind of visible retaliation? Read few comments.
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Zapad 2017: What are Russia’s strategic objectives

Read few comments. Russian-Belarusian military exercise  Zapad-2017 takes place from September 14.
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What if North Korea’s missile would hit Japan by accident?

North Korea just fired a missile over Japan. What if the rocket would malfunctioned and would hit Japan? Probably there would be some (military?) response. Would you say there was a real danger having this scenario, does North Korea care? Read few comments.
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What does the liberation of Mosul mean for the fight with ISIS and for Iraq?

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Iraqi PM Heidar al-Abadi celebrates the liberation of Mosul. Credit: http://www.pmo.iq

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Will/should the EU do militarily something more in Africa?

While talking about EU defence, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, but also many others, said Europe had a keen interest in stabilizing Africa: As Europeans, we want a coordinated approach there. But should the EU, Europeans really step up the military role in Africa, military wise what can we realistically do in Africa? Read few comments. Continue reading