AMSTERDAM— NATO's chief met Friday with European Union defense ministers to discuss boosting cooperation between the military alliance and the 28- nation bloc to tackle looming threats to the region. The EU and NATO are working to beef up their responses to threats such as Russia's increased military activity to the east and the Islamic State group's threat...» Read More
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U.K. Prime Minister, David Cameron, says the NATO alliance must evolve and focus on new capabilities - including a rapid response force and a reaffirmation of defense commitments.
Alexandra de Hoop Scheffer, director of the Paris office for the German Marshall Fund of the United States, says NATO's "very big challenge" is trying to find a way to protect non-member states.
Erkki Tuomioja, Finland's foreign minister, says that Finalnd is in favour of developing European defense capabilities.
Jose Manuel Barroso, president of the European Commission, discusses the EU's position on the Ukrainian crisis, highlighting that Russia is dependent on Europe for its energy orders.
Erna Solberg, Norway's prime minister, says NATO will present a united front against Russia and discusses Norway¿s defense spending.
Kathleen McInnis, research consultant for the Americas program at Chatham House, argues that NATO has never been irrelevant and outlines the many challenges it faces: from Ukraine to cybersecurity.
Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson, Iceland's prime minister, says that a mobile, rapid response NATO force could have a real effect in maintaining peace in localized areas.
Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson, Iceland's prime minister, discusses the country's role in NATO and says that the world might be going back "to the world of the Cold War".
Tony Cordesman, Arleigh A. Burke chair in strategy at CSIS, says that NATO countries need to respect the defense spending requirement otherwise "the best NATO statement in the world is hollow".
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India's biggest companies are pouring billions into manufacturing guns, ships and tanks, buoyed by the government's commitment to upgrade its armed forces.
The US has sent 130 additional military personnel to Iraq to help contain the threat posed by hard-line militants from the Islamic State.
Southeast Asian nations are channeling military budgets to develop local expertise and lower their dependence on big U.S. and European arms suppliers.
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