Turkey’s resistance to Swedish and Finnish NATO membership is an outward sign of a more profound shift in Turkey’s geo-strategic position, writes Nick Williams. Fast becoming a “semi-detached ally”, NATO members are hoping that Turkey will return to a more moderate stance after the country’s May elections. If not, the consequences could be calamitous.
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Lukasz Kulesa examines the challenges faced in security environment of the Baltic Sea region and presents the opportunities for effective arms control.
Ahead of the Newport Summit, the ELN has invited Finland’s Tarja Cronberg and the German expert Karl-Heinz Kamp to share their views on the main security challenges before NATO and its partners.
Tarja Cronberg highlights that escalation in Ukraine has raised the stakes for European leaders and argues the EU must take a consistent and pro-active stand if it is to remain a leading actor on the European continent in the 21st century.