NATO Air Defender 2023

DEUTSCHE-WELLE (Berlin) – The German Air Force is facing its biggest challenge in decades: After four years of preparation, the NATO military exercise Air Defender 23 is set to begin on Monday, June 12.
It’s the biggest drill of its type since the military alliance was formed in 1949, and Germany will serve as the host and logistical hub.
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UK Eve of Coronation

By John J. Metzler - LONDON—In the anxious countdown to the Coronation of King Charles
III, the United Kingdom is shadowed by a raft of economic and political woes ranging from the soaring cost of living to an uneasy nervousness of what’s next in the Ukraine war.  Though bracing through the gloomy and cold weather, amid rising food [...]

Russian Partizans Vs. Putin

 
 
By Amos Chapple (RFE) – Mystery fires that have broken out across Russia in recent months have been blamed on Ukrainian saboteurs and even Western intelligence operatives. But a new documentary by British filmmaker Jake Hanrahan suggests a “large-scale, active resistance inside Russia” is now being waged by Russia’s own citizens.
“There’s this thing like, ‘Well, it must be the [...]

Ukrainian Catastrophe

By James Elder (UNICEF) Lviv – Ukraine – “The past year has been one of violence, fear and loss for the children of Ukraine. There is not a single aspect of children’s lives that the war has not been impacted, with children killed, injured, forced from their homes, and missing out on critical education.
 
Amid the death [...]

Germany’s Gas Import

By Karamba Diaby* BERLIN (IDN) — In Senegal, over 70 per cent of the population still has no access to electricity. This is one of the reasons why the country wants to begin the exploitation of offshore oil and gas fields by the end of 2023. Following his visit to Senegal at the end of May [...]

Scholz’s Saga on Ukraine

By  Sabine Kinkartz (DW) Berlin - Pressure is growing on Germany to send Leopard 2 battle tanks to Ukraine. Chancellor Scholz doesn’t want to commit just yet, partly because he’s playing to his party, the Social Democrats.

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz will not be swayed. When it comes to supplying heavy battle tanks to Ukraine, he likes to point to the [...]

NATO & Bosnia and Herzegovina

WebPublicaPress – New York – Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed Denis Bećirović, member of the tripartite Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina, to NATO Headquarters on Monday (16 January 2023). Mr. Stoltenberg stressed that the stability of the whole region of the Western Balkans is of strategic importance to the Alliance, as mentioned in the Strategic [...]

Russia Loosing Energy War

By Andrey Ghurkov – It would be premature to talk about Russian military defeat in Ukraine. But Vladimir Putin has lost the gas war against Germany — that much can already be said for certain. Germany has the largest natural gas storage capacities in the whole of the EU. And if these are still more than [...]

Putin’s History Implosion

By Michael Marder and Victoria Gasteiz - With Russia’s economy crumbling under the weight of Western sanctions, some of the country’s leading economists are advocating a return to Soviet-style central planning. Will the violent wave of expropriation Russia has unleashed on Ukraine be unleashed at home as well?

Russian President Vladimir Putin has long regarded the collapse of the [...]

Ukraine War Chess Game

Viewpoint by John P. Ruehl - This article was produced by Globetrotter. John P. Ruehl is an Australian-American journalist living in Washington, D.C. He is a contributing editor to Strategic Policy and a contributor to several other foreign affairs publications. He is currently finishing a book on Russia to be published in 2022.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (IDN) — On [...]

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