With its National Defense Strategy released earlier this year, the US detailed its shift from small-scale operations like counterinsurgency and toward a potential fight with a rival like Russia or China.
Statement by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg following conversations with President Aleksandar Vučić of Serbia, and Mr.Ramush Haradinaj of Kosovo
Today, I called both President Vučić and Mr Haradinaj to brief them on the outcome of Wednesday's meeting of NATO Foreign Ministers on the Western Balkans. I underlined that both Belgrade and Pristina should show calm and restraint, and avoid any provocative statements or actions.
Own Goal by Haradinaj and Washington Post- Jelena Milic review of the opinion piece by Haradinaj published by Washington Post
Center for Euro-Atlantic Studies (CEAS) Serbia Director Jelena Milić’s review of the opinion piece by Ramush Haradinaj published by the Washington Post
The European army concept is ambiguous - what do European leaders actually want to achieve?
On November 5–6, a group of high-profile foreign policy analysts from the United States visited Minsk and met with Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka. The guests included retired General Benjamin Hodges, who in 2014–2017 commanded US Army forces in Europe; Michael Carpenter, a former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense; Bruce McClintock, an expert from the Rand Corporation; Glen Howard, president of the Washington-based analytical-research institution The Jamestown Foundation (the group’s organizer); and Vladimir Socor, Jamestown’s leading expert on Eurasia. The US delegation also met with Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei, held discussions at the Ministry of Defense as well as paid visits to a military cadet school, the High-Tech Park, and the Belarusian Museum of the Great Patriotic War. They also laid a wreath at the monument “Minsk—a Hero-City,” thus paying tribute to those who liberated Belarus from the Nazis (Belta, November 5).