Three Seas Initiative Turns Five Years Old, With Summit Focusing on Digital Sphere

On October 19–20, Tallinn, Estonia, hosted the fifth summit of the Three Seas Initiative (3SI), a forum for dialogue involving a dozen European Union member states located in Central and Eastern Europe (ERR, October 19). The regional initiative was informally inaugurated in September 2015, on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly. Since then, the platform has undergone a deep transformation and continued, tangible institutionalization.

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Taking a Stand

Germany needs to improve its capacity to act in the realm of foreign and security policy. This includes reaching the NATO 2-percent goal more quickly. There are also structural changes required, including the setting up of a National Security Council.

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NATO membership for Cyprus. Yes, Cyprus.

Author: Damon Wilson

Fifteen years ago, NATO welcomed seven new members into the Alliance, expanding its borders eastward from the Baltic to Black Seas. As NATO reaches its seventieth birthday, it could now be time to look toward adding a new member: this time in the Eastern Mediterranean.

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