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Atlantic Forum Spring Conference: NATO Deputy Secretary General highlights young people’s stake in NATO’s future
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Atlantic Forum Spring Conference: NATO Deputy Secretary General highlights young people’s stake in NATO’s future

NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană stressed the important contributions young people make to NATO in an address to the Atlantic Forum’s online Spring Conference on Friday (9 April 2021). Young professionals, he said, play a crucial role in shaping NATO’s future, and in standing up for the Alliance’s values of freedom, democracy, and the...

NATO Military Committee Chairman visits Ukraine
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NATO Military Committee Chairman visits Ukraine

Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach, Chairman of the NATO Military Committee and senior military advisor to the Secretary General paid a long-planned visit to Kyiv, Ukraine on 6-7 April 2021. Air Chief Marshal Peach met with the President of Ukraine, Mr. Volodymyr Zelenskyy and the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Colonel-General Ruslan...

Ukrainian President Zelensky calls on NATO to step up its military intervention in the Black Sea as Russian press warns of war
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Ukrainian President Zelensky calls on NATO to step up its military intervention in the Black Sea as Russian press warns of war

On Tuesday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky spoke with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg amidst growing tensions with Russia in East Ukraine. Over the past weeks, fighting has escalated in the Donbass region between the Ukrainian army and Russian-backed separatists. A civil war has raged there since the 2014 US- and German-backed coup in Kiev, which...

Getting NATO ready for the rest of the 21st century: eight core ideas for 2030
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Getting NATO ready for the rest of the 21st century: eight core ideas for 2030

When US Secretary of State Antony Blinken held his first meeting with his fellow NATO foreign ministers last week, the priority was to heal past transatlantic rifts and mark a new beginning. With Afghanistan and Turkey’s role in the eastern Mediterranean dominating the agenda, there was not much time for quiet reflection on the alliance’s...

Ukraine joining NATO would not only benefit Kiev, but would also serve to strengthen US-led bloc
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Ukraine joining NATO would not only benefit Kiev, but would also serve to strengthen US-led bloc

Ukraine has become a ‘shield’ for Europe, and the troubled country’s accession to NATO would bolster the organization, according to Kiev’s military chief, Ruslan Homchak, who wants the state to become a full-fledged member. In a Facebook post on Sunday, in celebration of NATO’s 72nd anniversary, Lieutenant General Ruslan Homchak revealed that Ukraine would be...

NATO International Military Staff teams up with partners to learn valuable lessons about the ongoing pandemic
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NATO International Military Staff teams up with partners to learn valuable lessons about the ongoing pandemic

On Tuesday 30 March 2021, Major General Francesco Diella, Director of the Cooperative Security Division of the NATO International Military Staff, hosted a virtual meeting with partners on the topic of NATO’s COVID-19 Lessons Identified and Lessons Learned. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, NATO and Allies have endeavoured to support each other and partners. To achieve...

NATO Annual tracking Research 2020: Allied perceptions on security, defence and NATO
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NATO Annual tracking Research 2020: Allied perceptions on security, defence and NATO

In 2019 and 2020 NATO commissioned surveys across all 30 Allies to understand perceptions of Allied citizens. Findings from these surveys have been published in the Secretary General’s 2019 Annual Report and the Secretary General’s 2020 Annual Report, charting support for key metrics including collective defence, the transatlantic bond and for NATO membership. This extended...

NATO Secretary General joins meeting of Foreign Ministers of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS
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NATO Secretary General joins meeting of Foreign Ministers of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg took part in a virtual meeting of Foreign Ministers of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS on Tuesday (30 March 2021), co-hosted by US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Belgian Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sophie Wilmès. “NATO remains committed to the lasting defeat of ISIS,” said the...

NATO and US meet to discuss ‘Russia’s recent large-scale military activities’ near Ukraine
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NATO and US meet to discuss ‘Russia’s recent large-scale military activities’ near Ukraine

The United States and European allies are “discussing concerns” about Russia’s reported military buildup on the border of Ukraine, a senior State Department official said in a warning to Moscow. “We’re absolutely concerned by recent escalations of Russian aggressive and provocative actions in eastern Ukraine, including violations of the July 2020 ceasefire,” State Department spokesman Ned Price told...

NATO jets intercept Russian warplanes during unusual level of air activity
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NATO jets intercept Russian warplanes during unusual level of air activity

NATO fighter jets scrambled 10 times on Monday, March 29, 2021, to shadow Russian bombers and fighters during an unusual peak of flights over the North Atlantic, North Sea, Black Sea and Baltic Sea. In all, NATO aircraft intercepted six different groups of Russian military aircraft near Alliance airspace in less than six hours. “Intercepting...

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