As NATO envoys celebrate, signs of fracturing from within

The bonds among the core nations that signed the original treaty, which was displayed next to Pompeo, are fracturing. New members that were once Soviet states are turning authoritarian.

Turkey says S-400 purchase from Russia a 'done deal,' cannot be cancelled

The United States and Turkey have been at loggerheads over Ankara's decision to purchase the S-400s, which are not compatible with NATO systems. Washington has warned that going forward with the deal could result in US sanctions.


NATO approves measures to counter Russia amid internal rifts

The NATO ministers also renewed demands for Russia to end its annexation of Crimea, release Ukrainian sailors and ships it seized in a confrontation last year in the Sea of Azov and respect the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty.

NATO ministers meet to celebrate 70th anniversary amid rifts

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo opened the meeting Thursday with an appeal for unity to confront "great power" challenges from Russia, China and Iran.

NATO chief says allies keen to avoid arms race with Russia

``Russia has grand designs of dominating Europe and reasserting its influence on the world stage. Vladimir Putin seeks to splinter the NATO alliance, weaken the United States and disrupt Western democracies,'' Jens Stoltenberg said.

US calls for compliance with nuclear treaties

The 1987 treaty bans production, testing and deployment of land-based cruise and ballistic missiles with a range of 500-5,500 kilometers (310-3,400 miles).


Five times the Trump Administration has been tougher than Trump on Russia

The contradiction has taken on new meaning in light of several recent reports, including one on an FBI counterintelligence investigation that was opened in 2017 into whether Trump had secretly acted on Russia’s behalf — one facet of the Justice Department’s investigation into Moscow’s interference in the 2016 presidential election.

Top US commander in Afghanistan sees peace opportunity in 2019

"Peace talks (are) out there, regional players pressing for peace, the Taliban talking about peace, the Afghan government is talking about peace," Miller told dozens of NATO soldiers who had gathered at RS headquarters in Kabul for an exercise session.

Afghans, diplomats surprised by report of Donald Trump's plan to pull out troops

The news followed a two-day meeting in Abu Dhabi between US special peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad and Taliban representatives at which the two sides discussed the withdrawal of international forces and a ceasefire in 2019.

The Jailing of Aafiya Siddiqui

Aafiya Siddiqui's imprisonment is being used by radicals to turn Pakistani Muslims against US.