EU defense cooperation: How will/should be PESCO used?

This is still just a beginning for PESCO, but in your opinion how should be PESCO used, what would you perceive as a success and what would be a failure? Read few comments.

Military exercise at the Zaragoza Air Base. Credit: European Union, 2017

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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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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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