November 9. 2016
By Gabriel Samuels
Up to 300,000 Nato troops (click here) have been put on alert amid rising tensions between Russia and the Baltic states.
Jens Stoltenberg, the secretary-general of Nato, said the alliance hoped to speed up the response time of thousands of its troops to allow it to react to a combat situation more effectively.
In October, it was reported Nato was preparing to station 4,000 troops on the Russian border with the Baltic states in its biggest military build-up since the Cold War. The troops will be summoned from nations across the alliance, including the UK.
“We have seen a more assertive Russia implementing a substantial military build-up over many years – tripling defence spending since 2000 in real terms; developing new military capabilities; exercising their forces and using military force against neighbours....
I think the global security should prepare for more regional control. I do not anticipate more control by the USA military on a global basis. The primary focus of the anticipated change in governance will seek to bring a larger war to the Middle East.
This is a populous governance that can be discerned according to campaign stance. I also expect Russia to be a larger player in military decisions. Russia concerns itself with 'stable states' and will look to the new governance of the USA to impress the best path forward with the two countries.
November 9, 2016
By John Irish
Europe must not flinch in defending its interests and people (click here) now that Donald Trump's election win has added to the uncertainty created by Britain's decision to exit the European Union, France's foreign minister said on Wednesday.
France is a key American ally, and its officials had in recent weeks openly endorsed Hillary Clinton for U.S. president and warned that Trump's "confused" foreign policy objectives were alarming for the rest of the world.
"We have to meet the challenge for a Europe that must be able to better defend its citizens and its interests," Ayrault told France 2 television....