US Army may send larger deployments to Europe

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Army is considering larger deployments to Europe in the coming years to test its ability to handle more than a brigade’s worth of troops and equipment, which would be needed should a crisis arise, Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, the outgoing U.S. Army Europe commander, told Defense News in a recent interview.

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RCC-prepared Multi-annual Action Plan on a Regional Economic Area in the Western Balkans is in Centre of the Berlin Process

The Berlin Process, initiated back in 2014 with the Conference of Western Balkan States in Berlin, aimed to consolidate the regional efforts and keep the dynamics in EU integration process amidst growing Euroscepticism in the region on one side and enlargement fatigue on the other. It gave a new impetus to the entire regional cooperation process, positioning the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) as a central hub for communication both within the region and between the region and the EU. The Summits that followed (in Vienna, 2015; Paris 2016 and finally Trieste 2017) gradually streamlined the role of the RCC to a focused, targeted one that we have today.

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How Ukraine Can Not Only Survive but Thrive

The timing couldn’t have been better. Ukraine’s war is dragging on, Russia is proposing a sham peacekeeping plan, the humanitarian crisis in the east is worsening, and the conflict is receiving increasingly fewer mentions in the international press. In this midst of this dismal news, Ukraine’s deputy speaker of parliament Oksana Syroid organized the Lviv Security Forum to figure a way out. Held November 29-December 1 on the campus of Ukrainian Catholic University in its new state-of-the-art library, the forum was meant to bolster the foreign policy credentials of the Lviv-based Samopomich Party and to convene international experts to discuss what should replace the shaky post-Cold War system.

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Dačić rekao Tilersonu: Politiku SAD ne može da menja stari establišment

Šef srpske diplomatije Ivica Dačić rekao je danas američkom državnom sekretaru Reksu Tilersonu da promene u spoljnoj politici SAD ne mogu da donose predstavnici starog američkog establišmenta koji brane politiku iz 1990-ih godina, saopštilo je Ministarstvo spoljnih poslova Srbije.

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