NATO’s response to the new threats has been the biggest overhaul of its command structure in a generation. Two new headquarters, one focused on the Atlantic, based in America, and another on logistics, in Germany, will be established over the next three years, adding 1,200 personnel. Generals are also getting chummy with Eurocrats. EU-NATO relations were once “trench warfare”, says Sir Adam Thomson, Britain’s envoy to NATO from 2014 to 2016. Now there is “unprecedented practical collaboration”. The EU published its own action plan on military mobility in March and sent the head of its military staff on a joint tour of Washington with his NATO counterpart last week.
The recommendations of 145 high-ranking signatories on how NATO and Russia can reduce the risk of inadvertent conflict, were quoted in The Conversation article.
Jacek Durkalec, Ian Kearns and Łukasz Kulesa apply a trust-building lens to the debate on arms control measures in the NATO-Russia relationship.
Former UK Foreign Secretary Malcolm Rifkind & former Russian Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov discuss the potential for military escalation in the Ukraine crisis.