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Tougher Nato stance against Moscow?

In view of the Ukraine crisis some Nato members want to take tougher action against Russia and are calling for permanent bases in Eastern Europe. Is Putin forcing Nato to change its strategy?

Novosti - Croatia | Monday, 15. September 2014

Boris Rašeta on the US's true goals in Ukraine

The US is unabashedly pursuing a hypocritical global policy in Ukraine, columnist Boris Rašeta writes in Novosti, the left-leaning weekly paper of the Serb minority: » more - Croatia | Wednesday, 10. September 2014

Zlatko Dizdarević on the West's invasion of Russia's back yard

The West is obscuring the facts in the debate about the Ukraine conflict because it alone is to blame, columnist Zlatko Dizdarević writes on the liberal web portal » more

Eesti Päevaleht - Estonia | Wednesday, 10. September 2014

Allies leave Estonia in the lurch

Since he was abducted and taken to Moscow last week, the Estonian counter-intelligence officer Eston Kohver has been held in the jail of the Russian secret service FSB in Moscow, according to sources in Tallinn. The liberal daily Eesti Päevaleht asks where Estonia's allies are, because apart from the US, Latvia and Lithuania, no other countries have so much as issued statements on the abduction: » more

Õhtuleht - Estonia | Sunday, 7. September 2014

Russia threatens Nato member Estonia

The Estonian counter-intelligence officer Eston Kohver was abducted by Russian kidnappers and taken to Moscow on Friday while on assignment near the Russian border, according to authorities in Tallinn. For their part the Russian authorities claim the arrest was an act of counter-espionage on Russian soil. The tabloid Õhtuleht believes it's no coincidence that the kidnapping took place at the same time as the Nato summit: » more

15min - Lithuania | Monday, 8. September 2014

"New Russia" born in Minsk

The ceasefire negotiated between the government in Kiev and the eastern Ukrainian separatists is a victory for Russian President Vladimir Putin, web portal 15min writes: » more

La Repubblica - Italy | Friday, 5. September 2014

Ukraine crisis and IS overtax the West

The West is completely overtaxed by the Ukraine crisis and the spread of the terrorist militia Islamic State, editor-in-chief Ezio Mauro writes in the left-liberal paper La Repubblica with an eye to the Nato summit in Wales. "At a time when two sides have declared it their arch enemy and eternal adversary, does the West have enough self-confidence and self-assurance to ward off their attacks? Is it even aware of the fact that the dagger of Islamism is at its throat while Putin is erecting a diplomatic and political wall that thwarts the US, seals off Europe and restricts the people's freedom of decision? ... The question goes beyond the boundaries of military decision-making: » more

El Huffington Post - Spain | Friday, 5. September 2014

Stavridis und Lindley-French call for strong Nato forces

The crises of the 21st century can only be solved through civil-military cooperation, former supreme commander of Nato James G. Stavridis and defence expert Julian Lindley-French write in the online newspaper The Huffington Post, hoping that Nato will emerged strengthened from its summit: » more

Deutschlandfunk - Germany | Thursday, 4. September 2014

Nato fooling around with double strategy

At its summit in Wales today, Nato aims to decide on the formation of a rapid deployment force that would be ready for combat within a few days. At the same time the Alliance wants to adhere to the Nato-Russia Founding Act according to which Nato troops may not be permanently stationed in Eastern Europe. An unconvincing double strategy, the public broadcaster Deutschlandfunk criticises: » more

Postimees - Estonia | Thursday, 4. September 2014

Obama must make good on Nato pledge

US President Barack Obama promised US and Nato support for the Baltic countries on Wednesday during his visit to Tallinn. Such statements are hugely important for the Estonians during the current Ukraine crisis, the liberal daily Postimees writes, and places great hope in Nato: » more

Delfi - Lithuania | Wednesday, 3. September 2014

More Nato troops for Eastern Europe

In view of Russia's aggression Eastern Europe urgently needs permanent Nato bases, political scientists Laurynas Kasčiūnas and Linas Kojala demand on web portal Delfi: » more

Turun Sanomat - Finland | Wednesday, 3. September 2014

Russia pushing Nato into old role

At the Nato summit taking place on Thursday and Friday the partners of the alliance hope to reach a decision on arming and boosting troops in Eastern Europe. Russia alone is responsible for this development, the liberal daily Turun Sanomat stresses: » more

Eesti Päevaleht - Estonia | Tuesday, 2. September 2014

Estonia must push for Nato troops

US President Barack Obama will visit Estonia on Wednesday. According to the White House this is intended as a sign of the president's support for Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania in the face of the Ukraine crisis. Promises of military assistance must be made during this visit and at the Nato summit which begins on Thursday, the liberal daily Eesti Päevaleht demands: » more

Contributors - Romania | Thursday, 21. August 2014

Stronger Nato presence in Eastern Europe

In view of the Ukraine crisis, an action plan for stepping up security in member countries is to be worked out at the Nato summit taking place in Wales on September 4 and 5. Political scientist Valentin Naumescu voices hopes in the blog portal Contributors that a permanent Nato base will be set up in Southeast Europe: » more

Süddeutsche Zeitung - Germany | Tuesday, 19. August 2014

The Baltic is not Moscow's backyard

Latvia's Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma called for permanent Nato presence in the Baltic during the visit of German Chancellor Angela Merkel to Riga on Monday. Merkel once again rejected the idea of deploying troops, a move the left-liberal daily Süddeutsche Zeitung applauds: » more


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