Colombian President Gustavo Petro was welcomed with honors in Madrid by King Felipe VI and jeered at by Vox opposition lawmakers who left the Spanish Congress when the South American leader was to deliver his message. The South American head of state also denounced the United Kingdom's “invasion” of the Falkland Islands, and those of the United States in Santo Domingo, Grenada, and Panama.
Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva Monday told a group of businessmen in the Portuguese city of Porto that his country was not willing to sell any public company but it would nevertheless welcome private entrepreneurship to partner with us in what we need to create anew.
The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), a leading global security think tank, reported that countries around the world are spending record amounts of money in defense budgets. Some of the reasons for this new trend, inflation, the war in Ukraine, US efforts to outpace China.
Finland has finally joined the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in a move that doubles Russia’s border with the world’s biggest security alliance, thus dealing a strategic blow to President Vladimir Putin, who has long complained about NATO’s expansion and partly used that as a justification for the invasion of Ukraine. Finland shares a 1,340-kilometer (832-mile) border with Russia.
Relations between the Royal Navy and NATO have ‘never been closer’ as the alliance marks 74 years since its creation this month amid continued global instability. British warships spent nearly 10,000 hours – 60 weeks – on NATO operations in 2022 and that pace has continued unabated in the first four months of 2023.
After Finland officially becomes the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)'s 31st member Tuesday, the alliance's border with Russia is to grow considerably, thus reshaping the region's geopolitical scenario.
The Arctic is of great importance for NATO, and the Western alliance must give priority to its military presence in the polar region, NATO's chief Jens Stoltenberg said in a Sunday interview with the German newspaper Welt am Sonntag. The interview comes when Washington is set to appoint its first Arctic ambassador and Russia's increasing military activity in the Arctic..
A Russian female spy posing as a socialite allegedly born in Peru had infiltrated a NATO base in Italy for years, it was reported Friday.
After Turkey unblocked the NATO accession process for Sweden and Finland, now fears have arisen that the two Nordic states could have conceded too much to Ankara over deportations.
In 1949, the primary aim of the creation of NATO, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, was to have a pact of mutual assistance in response to the threat from the Soviet Union. The principle of collective defense is at the heart of NATO´s founding treaty binding together its 30 member countries.