Bogdan Aurescu, former Romanian Foreign Minister, says allies are concerned about Russia boosting its military capabilities at the Black Sea  Photo: MAE

“NATO naval group at the Black Sea will be in line with international law”

Note : Bogdan Aurescu is the former minister of foreign affairs of Romania. Opinions expressed here can be attributed solely to the author and do not […]

Multinational Brigade at the Combined Joint Offensive Operation doing a deliberate attack during last year's Trident Juncture 15 Photo: Jfcbrunssum

Estonia eyes a military Schengen Area

In accordance with the new procedure, permission for foreign military vessels to enter territorial and inland waters and permission for foreign state aircraft to enter […]

Macedonian Army marked in 2015 ts 23rd year of existence    Photo: Morm.gov.mk

Macedonian Army to modernize in line with the latest NATO standards

The Ministry of Defense of Macedonia told Balkan Defense that equipping and modernizing the armed forces are among the key tasks in the upcoming period. “The […]

NATO Deputy Secretary General Alexander Vershbow (R) meets with Hannes Hanso (Minister of Defence, Estonia)   Photo: Nato.int

Estonian DefMin: the dream is over, we must respond to the threat of conventional war

“We should not forget that Turkey and Western European nations are currently facing well-defined challenges in the area of security. Our interest is to make […]

An SM-3 missile is launched from a U.S. Navy Aegis-class destroyer   Photo: Raytheon

Romania hits back at Russia’s anti-missile shield ultimatum

Mikhail Ulyanov, Director of the Department for Non-Proliferation and Arms Control within the Russian Foreign Ministry, said that the decision to install MK-41 systems (Aegis, […]

Dan Dungaciu says it is highly unlikely Russia will transfer nuclear weapons in Crimea

Romanian analyst: Storing nuclear weapons in Crimea is a red line Russia won’t cross

How do you view the overall Euro-Atlantic structures’ reaction in the wake of the illegal annexation of Crimea and the subsequent ongoing crisis in Ukraine? […]

Russia’s basic strategy in Transnistria is to divert Moldova's key interests, Dungaciu warns

“Russia’s basic strategy in Transnistria is the control of the part over the whole”

There’s a real mobilization against Russia’s hybrid war, with enormous funds and strategies being put in place to counter Russian propaganda in Eastern Europe. We […]

Demonstrators scuffle with the police in Macedonia  Photo credit: Euronews.com

“If ignored by the West, the Balkans risk turning into a Russian-Turkish condominium”

What about the Balkans? Balkans are still coping with a lot of problems, see recent unrest in Macedonia, illegal immigration, lingering ethnic tensions etc, but […]