Britain is a leading member — of Nato. It is something Tory MPs never forget and avidly support. Nato is a multi-national organisation where each country gives up part of its sovereignty to provide security for all. It was created in 1949 with a single purpose — to prevent Russia, then in the form of the Soviet
After four years of friction with Washington under the presidency of Donald Trump, who said the alliance was obsolete, NATO’s European allies have also welcomed the change in tone under new US President Joe Biden.
Esper's comments come at a time when some US officials have blamed China for the coronavirus outbreak. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday Washington had evidence the disease emerged from a Chinese lab, which Beijing strongly denies.
Key on the agenda at the two-day virtual conference is the future of NATO’s 9,600-strong support mission in Afghanistan after Trump sidelined allies and struck a deal with the Taliban to pull out troops.
So, in an effort to improve “burden sharing” - the way the 30 member countries contribute cash, military hardware and troops to operations run by the world’s biggest security organization - Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg is proposing that allies jointly fund more of NATO’s work.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited a US naval base at Souda Bay on the southern Greek island of Crete on Tuesday, ahead of a meeting with Greece's prime minister on the second day of his trip to the country.
The Biden administration’s surprise announcement of an unconditional troop withdrawal from Afghanistan by Sept. 11 appears to strip the Taliban and the Afghan government of considerable leverage and could ramp up pressure on them to reach a peace deal.
A refusal by the United States to hand over to Turkey the F-35 fighters jets which it has bought would be “robbery,” media reports on Thursday cited President Tayyip Erdogan as saying in a dispute over
President Tayyip Erdogan said the delivery of Russian S-400 missile defence systems may be brought forward from July, the Sabah newspaper reported on Wednesday,