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One nuclear threat a month

The Polish defence minister thinks that Russia has challenged the EU and NATO on such fundamental issues as elimination of borders and the role of a military alliance. He also thinks that Russia threats us a little too often with nuclear war. According to Reuters, in his speech at Columbia University, Radoslaw Sikorski said NATO… » read more

Posted by Dániel Antal

It’s been almost a year that I have analyzed the interest of the Internet-users for the Visegrad Countries – Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia. Given Poland’s size still most English-language users are looking for Poland, but the American/NATO missile defense plans in Central Europe has lured more searches for the Czech Republic in the… » read more

Posted by Dániel Antal

The Atlantic Review has a useful mesh-up on France’s defence policy. France has signaled over the past few months that it may pursue reintegration into the NATO command structure, which President Charles de Gaulle left in 1966. The more positive reading of this policy shift is that after re-integration Europe will be stronger within NATO… » read more

Posted by Dániel Antal

A central issue of the ongoing Bucharest NATO summit is to find more commitments for the biggest ever military action of the alliance outside the transatlantic: the Afghanistani peacekeeping and counter-insurgency operations. It was widely quoted that our North-American allies are unhappy with the European commitment on this common mission. It turns out, that the… » read more

Posted by Dániel Antal