29 January 2014
In anticipation of the upcoming NATO summit in September, this event focused on the critical role that NATO’s diverse partnerships play for the alliance today. The speakers assessed the development and role of these partnerships, as well as the advantages they bring to both NATO and partner countries. Finally, they explored key issues confronting NATO as it considers the future role of its partnerships.
Russian troops in unmarked uniforms have occupied the Crimea and have surrounded Ukrainian installations across the peninsula. Amid unrest in the east of Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin has said further use of force was a ‘last resort’.
The first of four U.S. high-tech destroyers arrived in Spain on February 11th as part of a European ballistic missile shield. Russia previously claimed that it the destroyers threaten its security, according to Defense News