Is Russia responsible for the growing opposition to EU membership in Serbia? Léo-Paul explores.
The CIS Plans to Strengthen its Joint-Air Defence System
Defence ministers of the CIS (Community of Independent States) recently agreed to strengthen the Joint Air Defence System (JADS). The system ensures the protection of its member states’ airspace but also provides the Kremlin with leverage over its neighbours.
Russia’s Nuclear Power, Part I: Nuclear Weapons and Doctrine
Moscow’s nuclear doctrine is increasingly intertwined with its hybrid warfare strategy, keeping the West off balance.
Russia’s Diplomatic Practices at the United Nations
Through the UN, Russia hopes to project power abroad and to show the advent of a multipolar world. Leo Paul explores the implications.
New US Sanctions Against Russia: A Blow to Europe?
While outlining a divergence of US-EU interests with regards to Russia, the new US sanctions also remind Europe of its dangerous energy dependence on Russia.
A Shift in the Baltic Balance?
The deployment of a Patriot long range air defence system in Lithuania could be a blow to Baltic defence cooperation without shifting the balance of forces in the region.
The Birth of a European Defence? Part III: A Defence Market and Industry
Europe may gain in hard power capabilities if it manages to create a single defence market, along with a European Defence Technological and Industrial Base.
The Birth of a European Defence? Part II: A European Force
In Part II on European Defence, Léo-Paul Jacob explores the possibility of creating a European force.
The Birth of a European Defence?
The lack of cooperation in the field of defence has a high cost for the EU. The Commission recently presented a plan to solve this problem. Is it the first step towards a common EU defence?
Does Russia’s Zapad 2017 Exercise Pose a Threat to NATO?
In September, Russia will hold an important military exercise next to the Baltic states. In order to ensure the security of the latter, NATO must enhance its presence in the region.