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    EU Confidential Episode 27, presented by Raytheon: 2017 review & NATO’s Jamie Shea
    Dec22

    EU Confidential Episode 27, presented by Raytheon: 2017 review & NATO’s Jamie Shea

    Episode 27 of POLITICO’s EU Confidential podcast has just been released, featuring a review of the year from POLITICO reporters and an interview with NATO’s Deputy Assistant Secretary General Jamie Shea, a Brussels veteran of almost 40 years. With regular host Ryan Heath on holiday, news editor Andrew Gray talks to Shea about the...

    Trump’s strategy speech sends mixed signals on Russia
    Dec19

    Trump’s strategy speech sends mixed signals on Russia

    U.S. President Donald Trump’s official new national security strategy warns in blunt language that Russia is a dangerous global competitor that seeks to undermine the U.S. at home and abroad. But midway through his Monday speech unveiling the 55-page document, Trump seemed to contradict that message, saying the U.S. would work to “build a...

    Europe faces defense spending challenge
    Dec14

    Europe faces defense spending challenge

    BERLIN — Goaded by Donald Trump, scared by Russia and eager to give fresh impetus to integration, Europe is gearing up to spend big on defense. The challenge the Continent now faces, according to politicians, industry leaders and experts, is to spend wisely. To get value for money and armed forces that truly increase their security, governments...

    Ex-Georgian president Saakashvili arrested in Ukraine
    Dec09

    Ex-Georgian president Saakashvili arrested in Ukraine

    Former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili was arrested in Ukraine late Friday, days after his supporters freed him from a police van in Kiev. Ukraine’s prosecutor-general, Yuriy Lutsenko, said in a post on his Facebook page that “everything was done to avoid bloodshed” and that Saakashvili, who has been accused of forming a “criminal...

    Prosecutors: Manafort tried to write op-ed with Russian operative while under house arrest
    Dec05

    Prosecutors: Manafort tried to write op-ed with Russian operative while under house arrest

    Paul Manafort and a long-time Russia-based colleague with ties to Russian intelligence were caught last week ghost-writing an op-ed about his work in Ukraine, federal prosecutors working for special Russia counsel Robert Mueller said in a Monday court filing. Mueller’s office argued that by working on the article, which was never published,...

    Prosecutors: Manafort tried to write op-ed with Russian operative while under house arrest
    Dec05

    Prosecutors: Manafort tried to write op-ed with Russian operative while under house arrest

    Paul Manafort and a long-time Russia-based colleague with ties to Russian intelligence were caught last week ghost-writing an op-ed about his work in Ukraine, federal prosecutors working for special Russia counsel Robert Mueller said in a Monday court filing. Mueller’s office argued that by working on the article, which was never published,...

    6 Brexit bill bombshells
    Dec03

    6 Brexit bill bombshells

    As recently as August, Britain’s official position in Brexit talks was that there wouldn’t be any money (or “net flow”) going from U.K. coffers to the EU after 2019. Boris Johnson, the foreign secretary, told Brussels it could “go whistle” for a hefty Brexit bill. So much for that. Britain now (reluctantly) accepts it’ll be on...

    Panel urges NATO to step up dialogue with China
    Nov28

    Panel urges NATO to step up dialogue with China

    NATO must adapt for futuristic warfare and seek partnerships with emerging powers, especially China, if the alliance hopes to respond to renewed threats from Russia and a fast-changing security landscape, according to a panel of military and diplomatic experts. In a detailed report published Monday, the experts, who were convened by...

    Russia casts shadow over EU’s eastern summit
    Nov25

    Russia casts shadow over EU’s eastern summit

    There wasn’t one mention of Russia in the official declaration approved on Friday by EU leaders and the six former Soviet republics that form the so-called Eastern Partnership. But the shadow cast by the Kremlin over the summit was impossible to ignore, as was the EU’s uncertainty over what to do about it. German Chancellor Angela...

    How the EU broke Ukraine (with help from Russia)
    Nov24

    How the EU broke Ukraine (with help from Russia)

    Four years after the EU’s push for closer ties with Ukraine provoked Russia and helped start a revolution, the country is ravaged by war and nearly broke. So as EU leaders gather in Brussels Friday to celebrate the Eastern Partnership, their foreign policy initiative to strengthen relations with countries in the former Soviet bloc, the...

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