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Nato steps into Aegean migrant crisis

Nato ships are being deployed to the Aegean sea to deter people-smugglers taking migrants from Turkey to Greece, Nato chief Jens Stoltenberg says.
BBC: February 11, 2016

Balkans lose geopolitical importance

Balkans lose geopolitical importance for USA and Russia, albeit becoming a major security concern for the EU.
Ioannis Michaletos: October 19, 2015

Turkey urges NATO to keep up its Patriot defenses

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

US, Germany to pull patriot missiles from Turkey

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

Balkans as a soft underbelly

The role of the Balkans in relation to the impeding Jihadist threat in Europe
Ioannis Michaletos: August 9, 2015

US army going the distance to reassure allies in Eastern Europe

Amid increased Russian aggression in Ukraine, the U.S. Army needed a fresh way to reassure its eastern European allies.
August 6, 2015

NATO chief backs Turkey's 'anti-terror' campaign in Syria, Iraq

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

Turkey Requests NATO Meeting

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

Is the basic problem with Europe that Europeans are selfish?

Few are ready to help defend allies, and ‘neighborliness’ is scarce in public attitudes.
Star Tribune: June 12, 2015