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

Cooperation? NATO and EU must leave behind theories and institutional interests

NATO-EU cooperation is moving on on issues like countering of hybrid threats but also others, see the declaration from the Meetings of NATO Foreign Ministers. How do you see the future of NATO-EU cooperation in the situation when we have on one hand the discussion about deepening the defense cooperation in the EU and on the other hand with uncertainty created by the victory of Donald Trump in the US presidential elections? Read few comments.

Joint press conference by NATO Secretary General with the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs. Credit: http://www.NATO.int

Joint press conference by NATO Secretary General with the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs. Credit: http://www.NATO.int

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Why is Europe discussing mandatory military service again?

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EU Army: What is Italy’s approach?

Why is Italy so active regarding EU common defense, basically matching French-German proposal? In general, what do you think about this idea of EU Army (or however we call it)? Read few comments.

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NATO Warsaw summit: Where is the Alliance heading?

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NATO’s enhanced forward presence: Will Russia react? And how?

Though NATO enhanced forward presence on the Eastern flank will be relatively small and defensive in its nature Russia is talking about countermeasures. Should we be worried or not, and why in fact in your opinion what kind of countermeasures has Russia at disposal? Read few comments.

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Sending a message? Montenegro will be NATO’s 29th member

It is “just” a relatively small Montenegro but still it is another enlargement for NATO as the accession protocol was signed. What does it mean for both sides, for the Alliance and for Montenegro, especially if we take into account current geopolitical situation?

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