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Sweden, Finland Edge Closer to NATO Despite Russia Warning

Sweden and Finland are a step closer on Wednesday to formally applying for NATO membership and abandoning neutrality despite warnings from Russia that the move would destabilize Europe. Finland Prime Minister Sanna Marin and Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson have...

US to Accept 100,000 Ukrainian Refugees

The US will accept 100,000 refugees fleeing violence in Ukraine, the Biden administration announced on Thursday. According to the UN, over 3.5 million Ukrainian refugees have fled the war in their country, making it the largest movement of refugees in...

NATO Concerned that Russia May Deploy Chemical Weapons in Ukraine

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg stated during a NATO Summit on Thursday that the alliance is concerned that Russia might use chemical or biological weapons in Ukraine. Stoltenberg also stated that NATO members agreed to assist Ukraine, which is not...

Ukrainian President Zelensky Requests Aid at NATO Summit

During the NATO Summit held in Brussels on Monday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky described the harrowing situation in his country following the Russian invasion in late February. According to a transcript of his speech released by the Ukrainian government, Zelensky...

NATO: Russia Has Suffered Up to 40,000 Casualties in Ukraine

Russia has suffered up to 40,000 casualties, and between 7,000 and 15,000 deaths, in Ukraine, a senior NATO military officer announced on Wednesday. The term "casualty" includes all soldiers who have been injured, killed, or captured in battle. Wednesday's estimate is...

NATO Boosts Russia Flank with Four New Battle Groups

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said on Wednesday the Western alliance will deploy four new battle groups across Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania, and Slovakia as part of its response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine. NATO already has battlegroups in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania,...

NATO Chief Tells Putin to “Stop This War” as Military Alliance Strengthens

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg on Wednesday called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to “immediately” stop the war in Ukraine, adding that efforts to undermine the alliance had failed. “President Putin must stop this war immediately (and) engage in diplomacy in...

Truman Doctrine: How America Helped Greece Avoid Falling into Soviet Orbit

The 1947 Truman Doctrine was crucial for Greece to avoid falling into the sphere of Soviet influence while the country was ravaged by the Civil War (1946-1949)

The Greek Captain Who Refused to Participate in Bombing of Yugoslavia

Greek Navy Captain Marinos Ritsoudis became famous internationally after he refused to participate in a NATO mission as the organization conducted bombings in Yugoslavia in 1999. In that year, NATO countries, including the US, conducted an aerial bombing campaign on...

Deterrence vs. Irrationality: NATO, Russian Strategy on Nuclear Weapons

NATO and Russia's strategy on nuclear weapons are clearly miles apart. NATO’s current nuclear policy, based on its 2010 Strategic Concept and the 2012 Deterrence and Defense Posture Review, focuses on credible deterrence and defense in a mix of nuclear,...