United States of America

State of Relief Address

In the last days before the State of the Union Address (SOTU) by President Donald Trump a state of near-panic descended upon the defence and foreign affairs chattering classes in Europe.

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Sakkov: Naming and Shaming Doesn’t Work on Russian Leaders

“Naming and shaming does not work on Russia’s leaders because they don’t feel shame,” Sven Sakkov, Director of the International Centre for Defence and Security (ICDS), told Finnish daily Turun Sanomat after debunking three myths about cyber security at the Salo Cyber Talks event on 29 January.

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Life After INF

On 20 October 2018, US president Donald Trump announced that the United States intended to abrogate the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty.

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Dead Man Walking: Time to Put the INF Treaty to Rest?

There is a high probability that the Treaty between the United States of America and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics on the Elimination of their Intermediate-Range and Shorter-Range Missiles (INF Treaty) will be terminated within the next 12 months. European countries need to assess the consequences for their national and regional security as well as the impact on wider international security.

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Who Needs a European Army?

The French call it l’Europe de la Défence. At first glance this seems to suggest, at least to non-French observers, a concept based on the complementarity and synergy of NATO’s military muscle and hard security guarantees, and the economic might and soft power (and capacity for resilience) provided by the European Union.

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