Robin Emmott

Monday, November 14, 2016 - 07:28
France and Germany looked set to win support on Monday for a European defense plan that U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has made more urgent by criticizing low defense spending by allies and questioning America's security guarantees for Europe.
Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 08:01
NATO promised on Wednesday to defend all allies despite election victor Donald Trump's call to set conditions for U.S. help, as the alliance braced for a more impulsive leader some fear could withdraw funding to deter Russia.
Friday, October 28, 2016 - 07:14
President Vladimir Putin's high-profile military deployments aim to showcase Russian power in any global confrontation with the West, NATO officials say, but the alliance will not seek to match Moscow's actions.
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 07:09
Turkey has fired hundreds of senior military staff serving at NATO in Europe and the United States following July's coup attempt, documents show, broadening a purge to include some of the armed forces' best-trained officials.
Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 07:35
World powers raised $15 billion for Afghanistan on Wednesday to fund the country over the next four years, while the European Union said it won support to revive a stalled peace process after almost 40 years of conflict.
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 07:56
A modest proposed investment of 90 million euros ($100 million) in EU defense research could mark a turning point after years of cuts that have put the continent's future military capabilities at risk, the head of the European Defense Agency said.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06

The security situation in Afghanistan has been deteriorating over the last two years. In particular, several northern provinces have been under pressure from various militant groups. In some cases, battles between government and militant groups occurred close to Afghanistan’s border with the Central Asian states.

Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
NATO allies agreed on Saturday to help fund Afghan security forces to the tune of around $1 billion annually over the next three years, despite public fatigue in Western countries about their involvement in the long-running conflict.
Monday, February 24, 2014 - 00:00
Brazil and the European Union agreed on Monday to lay an undersea communications cable from Lisbon to Fortaleza to reduce Brazil's reliance on the United States after Washington spied on Brasilia.
Tuesday, June 28, 2011 - 00:00
Following are selected incidents that took place during the past week in Mexico's escalating war on powerful drug cartels.