In recent years, NATO has made good progress in strengthening deterrence and defence postures on its eastern flank, including establishing a rotational Allied land component presence in the Baltic states and Poland.
There is every indication that burden sharing will be a contentious issue at NATO’s Brussels Summit, which begins today. Donald Trump has been consistent in attacking Germany’s contribution to the Alliance, which he claims is unfair to the US.
NATO’s air defence capability has declined over the past decades, a period during which the Allies have usually been able to operate assuming air superiority. Russia’s air power, by contrast, has grown in size and sophistication.
The next NATO Summit meeting will be held in Brussels on 11–12 July. The heads of state and government will be taking stock of the decisions of the Wales and Warsaw Summits and implement further the adaptation of the Alliance to respond to the wide range of 21st-century security challenges.
International military-technical aid is currently one of the key factors that can transform Ukraine’s security and defence capabilities, primarily those of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU), into an effective instrument to contain Russian aggression.
On 25 September, the ICDS report “Russia’s Electronic Warfare Capabilities to 2025: Challenging NATO in Electromagnetic Spectrum” was presented at the international symposium taking place at the Aviation College in Tartu, Estonia.