Interview with Rose Gottemoeller, Deputy Secretary General of NATO, who was a speaker at the Belgrade Security Forum 2017, which took place on 11-13 October. Within the interview we discussed the Serbia-NATO cooperation and its visibilty, Serbian relations with Russia, as well as the NATO perspective of Macedonia and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Svi oni koji se plaše ruskih baza u Bosni i Hercegovini mogu odahnuti: dok zapadne, liberalne vrijednosti ovdje promoviraju lideri poput Dragana Čovića – Rusiji ne trebaju vojne baze u Bosni i Hercegovini.
The effectiveness of the U.S. and its NATO allies to act as deterrents against Russia is at risk because of shortfalls in capability, said Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, commander of U.S. Army Europe.
There is a pressing need for NATO allies to share intelligence, but many products available to enable that aren’t suitable, Hodges told an audience at a panel Tuesday at the Association of the U.S. Army Annual Meeting & Exposition.
During the Riga Conference 2017, European Western Balkans spoke with Linas Linkevičius, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Lithuania. We spoke on Juncker’s Strategy for successful accession of Serbia and Montenegro, Russian interests in the Western Balkans and Serbia’s military neutrality.
“ICDS’s study could not be more timely. This is a professional work that catalogues the seriousness of the threat without being unduly alarmist. It is fact based, from the detailed descriptions of Russian equipment and investment; through Moscow’s development of organisation and command structure; to accounts of training, tactics and operations. There is also a great discussion of Russian doctrine and how Russian electronic warfare fits into broader questions of cyber and psychological operations and how that convergence will further challenge NATO’s concepts and practices. I highly recommend this important work as the departure point for the Alliance rethinking and reshaping its response to a growing danger. ”