NATO

What if two NATO states start shooting at each other? It could happen

David J. Climenhaga | January 16, 2018<br>"Don't get in between us and terrorist organizations, or we will not be responsible for the unwanted …

War

Germany Must Meet Its Obligation to NATO

It can afford to spend more on defense, and it should.<p>At its 2006 summit in Latvia, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) established a rule …

Conservative View

Italy approves military mission in Niger, more troops to North Africa

ROME (Reuters) - Italy's parliament approved on Wednesday an increased military presence in Libya and the deployment of up to 470 troops in Niger to combat migration and the trafficking of people toward Europe, many of whom wash up on Italian shores.<p>At the end of last year, Prime Minister Paolo …

World News

NATO chief due in Macedonia to discuss membership bid

SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — NATO's secretary-general is due in Macedonia for talks on the country's renewed accession bid, a decade after a dispute with neighboring Greece halted an initial effort to join the alliance.<p>Jens Stoltenberg will arrive in Skopje later Wednesday. He will have meetings …

World News

Erdogan: NATO must take stance against US over border force

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday called on NATO to take a stance against the United States, a fellow ally, over its plans to form a …

Turkey

U.S. and NATO take your hands off Iran

January 16, 2018WorldSupport lifting sanctions on IranA statement to the progressive community in Canada that we weren’t able to read out at a …

Angel Investing

What's the Matter With Norway?

President Trump reportedly touted Norway last week, comparing it favorably with Haiti and other countries he described in scatological terms. Though there are surely wonderful Norwegians, the government in Oslo calls to mind the Barry Switzer line: “Some people are born on third base and go through …

Opinion

Meet the woman with one of the hardest jobs in Middle East

Maj.-Gen. Kristen Lund broke through glass ceilings to become UNTSO mission head and chief of staff.<p>Maj.-Gen. Kristen Lund in the UNTSO offices in …

World News

In Afghanistan, Security Council reiterates support for efforts to restore peace and progress

The United Nations Security Council, during a weekend mission to Afghanistan, reiterated its support for the Central Asian country’s efforts to …

Ashraf Ghani

One year of Trump and the abnormal is new normal

January 15, 2018 5:00 AM<br>LONDON • It is difficult to believe that United States President Donald Trump has been in office for only a year, for the …

Opinion

German Engineering Yields New Warship That Isn't Fit for Sea

BERLIN—Germany’s naval brass in 2005 dreamed up a warship that could ferry marines into combat anywhere in the world, go up against enemy ships and stay away from home ports for two years with a crew half the size of its predecessor’s.<p>First delivered for sea trials in 2016 after a series of delays, …

Business

A few tips for parliamentarians on developing rules for impeachment of a sitting president

Late last year the Constitutional Court ordered the National Assembly (NA) to devise specific rules to deal with the impeachment of a sitting …

Government

NATO’s Problem in Europe Is Mobilization

What good is buying more tanks without the bridges and rail lines to get them to a flashpoint?<p>Donald Trump has consistently called on America’s fellow members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization to shoulder more of the alliance’s defense burden. He often portrays other countries as …

War

Norway to buy Boeing, Lockheed Martin aircraft

Another country is making a major investment in American businesses under President Donald Trump.<p>Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg announced on Wednesday the country would purchase 52 F-35 fighter jets from Lockheed Martin (LMT), as well as P-8 maritime aircraft from Boeing (BA).<p>“The American …

Business

Several killed in blast at Syrian weapons depot

A blast rocked a Syrian weapons depot, killing several people and causing damage, a Syrian watchdog group said Wednesday, a day after Israeli jets …

Syria

Odvar Nordli, a Cold War Leader of Norway, Dies at 90

Odvar Nordli, who stepped down as prime minister of Norway after a five-year term amid opposition over his Cold War agreement to stockpile United States weapons in his country, died on Tuesday in Oslo. He was 90.<p>His death was announced by the Norwegian government. The cause was prostate cancer.<p>Mr. …

Obituaries

U.S. Military to Bulk Up in Afghanistan With Drones, Troops

WASHINGTON—The Pentagon is planning to bolster the Trump administration’s new approach in Afghanistan by reallocating drones and other hardware while sending in around 1,000 new combat advisers, U.S. and military officials said.<p>The idea is to bulk up the U.S. military presence in Afghanistan by the …

War

Trump Reaffirms Dedication to NATO During Visit From Norwegian Prime Minister

President Donald Trump welcomed Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg on Wednesday to reaffirm the genial relationship between the two nations, with …

Donald Trump

Never before has a president ignored such a clear national security threat

<i>Ben Cardin represents Maryland in the U.S. Senate, where he is the ranking Democrat on the Foreign Relations Committee.</i><p>For the better part of 20 years, Russian President Vladimir Putin has engaged in a relentless assault against democratic institutions abroad, universal values and the rule of law. …

Opinion

A Year in Review: Russia’s Military Leadership Reflects on 2017

As 2017 drew to a close, Russia’s political-military leadership staged various events and public discussions emphasizing some of the achievements of …

War

Netanyahu: Israel has stopped hijacked planes from crashing into European cities

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday hinted that Israel has prevented hijacked airplanes from crashing into European cities.<p>“We have, through …

Benjamin Netanyahu

NATO's Problem in Europe Is Mobilization

Donald Trump has consistently called on America’s fellow members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization to shoulder more of the alliance’s defense burden. He often portrays other countries as freeloaders enjoying America’s costly protection. This description of the alliance is incomplete, …

Opinion

What's At Stake as Rules-Based Trade Comes Under Fire

It seems fitting that the untimely death of Peter Sutherland this week should have occurred on the eve of the 100th anniversary of President Woodrow Wilson’s 14 Points speech.<p>The former Irish politician served as the European Union’s competition commissioner during the 1980s when the rules for the …

World News

Disagreement over interpretation is what led to two different decisions in Con Court impeachment judgment

In 2006 in <i>Doctors for Life International v Speaker of the National Assembly and Others</i> the majority of the Constitutional Court held that sections 59 …

Economic Freedom Fighters

How World War III Could Start: Cut the 'Cable"

It’s a little-known twist in the cyber-warfare between nations that carries potentially devastating consequences. At a time when more than 95% of …

War

NATO, Russia to hold high-level meeting later this month: report

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is set to hold talks with top Russian military commanders later this month, the first such high-level …

Russia

Military alliance NATO adopts official hymn

NATO, the military alliance originally formed to defend Europe against Soviet Russia, has formally adopted its own national anthem-style hymn.<p>At this …

Russia

Trump’s ‘no more’ tantrum trumped

ISLAMABAD - Taking an exception to a provocative statement from President Donald Trump , Pakistan yesterday summoned US Ambassador David Hale to …

Pakistan

Now they’re telling us UFOs and ETs are real

It used to be a top secret, if not a taboo topic, and anyone who believed in it was imagining things or hallucinating.<p>I am referring to the topic of …

UFOs

A Cold War in the Arctic Circle

The Arctic is a region of tremendous strategic importance for global trade and national security. The High North is also experiencing a massive Russian military buildup, which calls for the U.S. and North Atlantic Treaty Organization to adopt a new strategy.<p>Vladimir Putin has been hyping the threat …

Opinion