Threat of terrorism to the Balkans

In general, how much is ISIS (other jihadists) a potential threat for the Balkans, do you see any chance that the jihadist activities may find some fertile soil in the region? Read few comments.

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What’s next for missile defense in Europe after Iran deal

Russian FM Sergey Lavrov said re Iran deal: We all remember when in April 2009 in Prague President Obama said that if the Iranian nuclear issue was settled, there would be no need in creating an air defense system in Europe. Following this my question is: In your opinion, will (should) Iran deal somehow alter missile defense plans in Europe, which are, of course, not just American plans, but NATO’s plans? Read few comments.

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Iran nuclear talks: Deal or not? And what may happen under both scenarios

How would you asses the impact of the possible successful conclusion of Iran nuclear talks on the broader Middle East and maybe also beyond? And if the talks fail, what kind of impact do you expect? Read few comments.

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7/7 anniversary: How big is the threat of terrorism?

We hear warnings such that Britain faces the biggest threat from terrorism in a decade. Do you agree with this assessment, is the biggest problem right now the rise of ISIS or you see also some other factors? Read few comments.

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Terrorism and ISIS: What’s next after triple attacks?

With attacks in Tunisia, Kuwait and France it is hard to say the actual extent of IS` control over these operations, but it seems that ISIS` calls for more attacks during Ramadan are quite inspirational. Do you expect more attacks and how to counter it in your opinion? Read few comments.

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NATO-Russia relations: An escalation?

From the statement by NATO Defence Ministers: Russia is challenging Euro-Atlantic security through military action, coercion and intimidation of its neighbours.

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NATO must stop trying to do more with less

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said ahead of the NATO Defence Ministers meetings: We will take decisions to further increase the strength and the capability of the NATO Response Force. The second decision I expect ministers to make related to how we are increasing the readiness and the responsiveness of our forces, is that we will speed up our political and military decision-making And third, we will set up a new logistics headquarters within the NATO command structure. But Stoltenberg also said: Overall, we expect total NATO defence expenditure to continue to decrease in 2015 by 1.5 percent.

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