Balkans lose geopolitical importance for USA and Russia, albeit becoming a major security concern for the EU.
Ioannis Michaletos: October 19, 2015
Turkey urged its NATO allies on Thursday to keep up missile defenses along its Syrian border, after Germany and the United States said they would press on with plans to withdraw Patriot batteries despite worries about Russian actions in the area.
Reuters: October 8, 2015
The United States is withdrawing its Patriot missile system deployed near Turkey's border with Syria when its mandate expires in October.
August 16, 2015
The role of the Balkans in relation to the impeding Jihadist threat in Europe
Ioannis Michaletos: August 9, 2015
Amid increased Russian aggression in Ukraine, the U.S. Army needed a fresh way to reassure its eastern European allies.
August 6, 2015
NATO held an unusual emergency meeting Tuesday to support Turkey, whose President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said his forces are pressing their campaign against Islamic State militants and Kurdish rebels in Syria and Iraq.
July 28, 2015
The U.S. is backing Turkey's two-pronged air offensive and artillery strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria and Kurdish rebel targets in Iraq.
July 27, 2015
Few are ready to help defend allies, and ‘neighborliness’ is scarce in public attitudes.
Star Tribune: June 12, 2015
Russia began a new round of air force exercises Tuesday, coinciding with NATO’s military maneuvers in the Arctic at a time of escalating tensions in the region.
May 27, 2015