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    Where and how Romania will fight Russia – Part II

    If Russian Forces Come by Sea: The Odesa-Transnistria Scenario Putin hasn’t given up the idea of bringing war to Ukraine’s major port city of Odesa (Odessa). While the city of Mariupol is needed to create a land bridge from Russia to...

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    Bulgaria – targeted by Russian criminals and spies

    Just like Finland, Bulgaria is safe from war, but not because of the strength of its Armed Forces: Russia believes it can bribe Bulgaria to switch sides. Bulgaria is the prime example of how Russia uses a mix of economic, criminal,...

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    Finland – Sparta of the North

    A week ago I discussed why Peace is over for the States along the Baltic Sea. By now over 85,000 people have read the articles and already changes are underway: Iceland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and Finland will deepen their defense...

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    Peace is over for Poland

    Unlike Sweden, Poland has kept defense spending at 1.95% for the last decade, which is the bare minimum for a nation under threat. However, with a government debt of 49.9% of GDP and a budget deficit of 2.9%, Poland has little room to...

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    Peace is over for Sweden

    Having neglected its defense for a quarter of a century and not fought in a major war since 1814, Sweden has a long list of tasks to improve its defense capabilities. As its government debt is just 41.3% of GDP, its budget deficit a mere...

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    Gotland – the Danzig of our time

    Over the past 12 months Russia’s air force has flown a series of aggressive combat patrols over the Baltic Sea, including mock nuclear strikes against Sweden’s capital Stockholm, in order to assess the reaction time and preparedness...

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    Russian incursions into NATO territory: defiance or distraction maneuvers?

    Lately, Russian armed forces were involved in several incidents and violations of sovereign air spaces and territorial waters in Europe. If the violation of neighboring countries air space can be attributed to some kind of error or...

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    The Mistral deal: behind a smoke screen

    By Vincent Jauvert On June 5th, Francois Hollande invited Barack Obama to dinner at Chiberta on the Champs-Elysees. The atmosphere was warm, fitting for one of the best tables in Paris. The next day, they were to celebrate the...

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    Yatseniuk asks Europe to stop Mistral sale

    Ukraine has suspended any cooperation with Russia in the defense sector and is asking Europe to do the same, Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk said at a press briefing, August 8, following a closed meeting of the government, reports...

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    Mistral and courtesans in crisis

    By Mykhailo Samus By selling Mistral-class amphibious assault ships to Russia France would violate the EU Code of Conduct on Arms Exports, devalue the European export control system, and damage its own international reputation – just...

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