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Daily news – February 8, 2022

News from: Al Jazeera, Astana Times, Atlantic Council, Brookings, Bruegel, Chatham House, CSIS, Defense News, Defense One, East Asia Forum, Foundation for Defense of Democracies, Global Times, Human Rights Watch, Japan Institute of International Affairs, Nextgov, Reuters, RFE RL, RUSI, StartMagazine, The Jamestown Foundation, Vatican  AFGHANISTAN – USA Where are the detailed Pentagon reports like […]

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Is There a Way Out of the Russia-NATO Talks Impasse? (Andrey Kortunov, Carnegie Moscow Center)

If Moscow believes that the main security threat it faces is NATO military infrastructure moving closer to Russia’s western borders, it would make sense to focus on the infrastructure itself rather than the theoretical possibility of NATO expansion. Is There a Way Out of the Russia-NATO Talks Impasse? – Carnegie Moscow Center – Carnegie Endowment […]

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Heads of leading NATO states warn about consequences in case of aggression against Ukraine (TASS)

The leaders of key NATO countries, including Germany, warned late on Monday that any aggression against Ukraine would entail serious consequences, German government spokesperson Steffen Hebestreit has told reporters. “All participants expressed great concern about large-scale movements of Russian troops and about the escalation caused by Russia. Together, they expressed the opinion that Russia should […]

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NATO sends reinforcements and U.S. puts troops on alert as Ukraine tensions rise (Dmitry Antonov and Sabine Siebold, Reuters)

NATO said on Monday it was putting forces on standby and reinforcing eastern Europe with more ships and fighter jets, in what Russia denounced as Western “hysteria” in response to its build-up of troops on the Ukraine border. The U.S. Department of Defense in Washington said about 8,500 American troops were put on heightened alert […]

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Austin Places 8,500 Troops on Heightened Readiness to Deploy to Europe (US Department of Defense)

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III has placed 8,500 U.S. service members to heightened preparedness to deploy given Russia’s continuing provocations along its border with Ukraine, Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby said today. Kirby said the order highlights America’s commitment to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and its commitment to the common defense. “As [President […]

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US carrier strike group comes under NATO command in the Mediterranean (NATO)

Today (24 January 2022), Allied ships from the NATO Naval Striking and Support Forces Command and the U.S. Sixth Fleet initiated a series of patrolling activities across the Mediterranean Sea, within the framework of “Neptune Strike 2022.” Neptune Strike is a long-planned effort. It will be carried out until 4 February, and features the deployment […]

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Secretary General discusses Russian military build-up, NATO’s Open Door policy with Finland and Sweden (NATO)

Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed the close partnership of Finland and Sweden with NATO on Monday (24 January 2022). He met with Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto of Finland and Foreign Minister Ann Linde of Sweden at NATO Headquarters to discuss the current security situation, including Russia’s continued military build-up in and around Ukraine. NATO – […]

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NATO Secretary General takes part in meeting with US President Biden (NATO)

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg took part in a virtual meeting organised by the President of the United States Joe Biden on Russia’s continued military build-up in and around Ukraine and its implications for European and international security. The meeting also included British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, […]

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NATO Sends Additional Ships, Fighter Jets to Eastern Europe Amid Ukraine Tensions (Sputnik)

The Pentagon earlier reportedly proposed that US President Joe Biden deploy up to 5,000 additional troops to Eastern Europe. The proposed deployment did not affect Ukraine, which Washington claims is facing the threat of a Russian “invasion”. Moscow has repeatedly rejected these allegations. NATO Sends Additional Ships, Fighter Jets to Eastern Europe Amid Ukraine Tensions […]

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No consensus? No problem. Why NATO is still effective (Christopher Skaluba and Conor Rodihan, Atlantic Council)

As the crisis over Ukraine intensifies, key stakeholders are looking to Brussels for signs of Western resolve. At the NATO-Russia Council meeting on January 12, the Alliance delivered: In a vivid expression of solidarity, it categorically (and unanimously) rejected Russian demands to forgo future expansion or withdraw forces from member countries. No consensus? No problem. Why NATO […]

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Can NATO and Russia bridge their differences? (Al Jazeera)

A high-stakes meeting between Russia and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) over Ukraine has ended without a breakthrough. Politicians and military men from both sides said significant differences remained after what they described as frank and open discussions. More talks are under way, but failing to reach an understanding means the risk of armed […]

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Russia says NATO talks ‘unsuccessful’ as Poland warns of war (Al Jazeera)

Russia has described its security talks with the United States and NATO this week as “unsuccessful”, saying there is continued disagreement on fundamental issues. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Thursday that the two rounds of discussions so far in Geneva and Brussels had produced some “positive nuances” but that Moscow was looking for concrete results. Russia says NATO […]