Posts tagged as deterrence

Capability and Resolve: Deterrence, Security and Stability in the Baltic Region

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

In response to Russia’s aggression against Ukraine in 2014, NATO has revitalised its core business of deterrence and defence and adapted it to today’s political and geostrategic circumstances. In the Baltic region, the most visible expression of this effort has been the deployment of the enhanced Forward Presence battlegroups in Poland and the three Baltic states. These are, in turn, backed up by a readiness and reinforcement strategy, which NATO…

Message to NATO: Don’t forget the Black Sea and the Balkans

By Stephen Blank on Monday, January 21, 2019

In February, NATO’s Defense Ministers will convene a ministerial conference and in April they will do so for Foreign Ministers. These meetings should reassess the importance of the Black Sea and the Balkans’ strategic importance, especially in light of recent events.  These events comprise the recent Kerch Strait incident, the revelations of Russian-backed coups in Macedonia, Greece and Montenegro, to prevent the governments in Podgorica and Skopje from joining NATO…

Potential next ambassador to US discusses upcoming NATO summit at Pentagon

Monday, June 18, 2018

Secretary-general of the Estonian Ministry of Defence, Jonatan Vseviov was in the United States this week to discuss the upcoming NATO summit at the Pentagon. According to several sources, Vseviov is likely to be appointed Estonia’s next ambassador to the U.S. Vseviov also participated in a seminar of the Atlantic Council on the security of Northern Europe and attended the European Union Security and Defense Symposium held in Washington, D.C. “The NATO…

NATO has put forces in Eastern Europe to counter Russia — here’s where its battle groups are located

By Christopher Woody on Wednesday, June 13, 2018

  NATO has had multinational battle groups in Poland and the Baltic states for the past two years.The deployments are part of an effort to bolster security and deterrence after Russia’s intervention in Ukraine. The battle groups remain in place, and NATO is looking for new ways to boost military readiness. The Warsaw Summit in July 2016 was only the second meeting of NATO’s heads of state and governments since…