The US and NATO’s ability to deter Russia is at risk, commander says

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.


[EWB Interview] Linkevičius: EU accession is a performance-driven process

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.


EKSKLUZIVNO Novi ruski šef u Nišu: Ne zanima me šta ko priča — bićemo najjači na Balkanu!

Ne pada mi na pamet da nekoga ubeđujem da ovo nije vojna baza. Neću da komentarišem ni tvrdnje da Rusija ima veliki uticaj na Srbiju, sa prijateljskim zemljama treba ostati u prijateljskim odnosima. Uostalom, Rusija je toliko velika zemlja da ne mora nikome ništa da dokazuje, kaže za Sputnjik Viktor Guljevič, novi kodirektor Humanitarnog centra u Nišu.


Zločinci su uvek tuđi

Oslobađajuća presuda za Nasera Orića naišla je na oštre reakcije u Beogradu. Ispod čitave drame ostaje činjenica da odgovorni za brojne srpske žrtve još nisu osuđeni. I ostaju dvostruki aršini na svim stranama.


Russia’s Electronic Warfare Capabilities to 2025: Challenging NATO in the Electromagnetic Spectrum

“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. ”


Jessikka Aro: When pro-Russian trolls came after me

An investigative journalist's reporting turned her into the target of trolls in a harassment campaign that has continued for years. What kind of toll has it taken on her life?

Jessikka Aro works for the Finnish national broadcaster YLE. In 2014, she was investigating the existence of pro-Russian troll factories. She was uncovering evidence of a state-sanctioned propaganda machine pushing a pro-Kremlin line through Twitter bots - automated accounts - and bot networks.


Macron, the Atlanticist

France is committed to taking on more responsibility for the defense of Europe without alienating or competing with NATO.

France has not always had an easy relationship with NATO. While most of the country’s armed forces are pleased that it is a member of the alliance, many of its diplomats regard the EU project as incomplete as long as the United States ultimately guarantees the continent’s defense. Hence the frequent allusions in EU documents to the need for “strategic autonomy”—a plea from part of the political class in Paris, but also beyond, for the European Union to aspire to assume NATO’s role at some point.