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    Georgia and Ukraine Come Closer to ‘European Family’ With Visa-Free EU Travel
    Dec08

    Georgia and Ukraine Come Closer to ‘European Family’ With Visa-Free EU Travel

    For Georgia and Ukraine, it’s not just about freer movement. It’s also about being freer societies. …read more Source: Foreign...

    Fearing it could be Putin’s next target, Estonia prepares for guerrilla warfare that could usher in WWIII
    Dec08

    Fearing it could be Putin’s next target, Estonia prepares for guerrilla warfare that could usher in WWIII

    Ever since Russia annexed Crimea Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, with their large Russian-speaking minorities, have feared they could be next on Putin’s list for ‘reunification’ …read more Source: Vancouver...

    Trump Could Turn Western Values Into a Facade
    Dec08

    Trump Could Turn Western Values Into a Facade

    Joseph Nye is one of America’s top political scientists. He is the former dean of the Harvard Kennedy School and has been chair of the National Intelligence Council and assistant secretary of defense for international security affairs. Alex Görlach, founding editor of the magazine The European, and Constantin Weiss interviewed Nye about his...

    Fearing it could be Putin’s next target, Estonia prepares for guerrilla warfare that could usher in WWIII
    Dec08

    Fearing it could be Putin’s next target, Estonia prepares for guerrilla warfare that could usher in WWIII

    Kaidi Peterkop doesn’t think of herself as a solider. And with her studies and her recent move to Tallinn, Estonia’s picturesque capital, the 22-year old student certainly doesn’t have much time to think about a Third World War. But Peterkop — with her training in small unit tactics, vehicle identification, and battlefield...

    Trump’s Russian Challenge: Managing Expectations
    Dec08

    Trump’s Russian Challenge: Managing Expectations

    The mood is festive in the Russian capital, and expectations are high that Donald Trump’s elections may turn a new page in the difficult relationship between Moscow and Washington. The death spiral of US-Russian ties stretches back through the Barack Obama years to George W. Bush’s second term, when Russia invaded neighboring Georgia....

    Trump Just Keeps Winning: America’s Allies Are Boosting Defense Spending
    Dec08

    Trump Just Keeps Winning: America’s Allies Are Boosting Defense Spending

    Robert C. O’Brien Security, Europe He was accused of undermining our alliances—but they’ve started to pay up. Since the founding of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), the United States has carried a disproportionate share of the burden for defending the West. Indeed, today, in addition to America, only four allies meet the...

    Aleppo fallout: Why Russia’s China connection comes with a sting
    Dec08

    Aleppo fallout: Why Russia’s China connection comes with a sting

    Rakesh Krishnan Simha, Special to Russia Beyond the Headlines Beijing is backing Russia in Syria and Ukraine, and in return it expects Moscow’s support in its multiple disputes in the South China Sea. …read more Source: United Press...

    Stop Montenegro From Joining NATO: Military Nullity Shouldn’t Be Rushed Through Lame Duck Session
    Dec08

    Stop Montenegro From Joining NATO: Military Nullity Shouldn’t Be Rushed Through Lame Duck Session

    Historically countries made alliances to improve their defense or otherwise advance important security interests. In contrast, the U.S. uses NATO as a form of international welfare, inducting nations with little military capability or even economic strength. The latest recipient of defense charity is expected to be Montenegro, whose membership...

    Kerry Sounds Alarm of Rising Tide of Authoritarianism
    Dec08

    Kerry Sounds Alarm of Rising Tide of Authoritarianism

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has warned his European counterparts about the threats posed by rising authoritarianism in Europe and around the world. Speaking Thursday at the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Ministerial Council in Hamburg, Kerry said the rising trend in authoritarian thinking is accompanied by...

    EU Reaches Deal On Visa-Free Travel for Ukraine and Georgia
    Dec08

    EU Reaches Deal On Visa-Free Travel for Ukraine and Georgia

    The European Union will soon let Ukrainians and Georgians visit the bloc without needing a visa after diplomats and lawmakers struck a deal Thursday to end an internal EU dispute that had been holding up the promised measures. Agreement on a mechanism for suspending such visa waivers in emergencies ends mounting embarrassment for some EU leaders...