By Alex Lantier, 29 August 2020
The imposition of sanctions is a clumsy and hypocritical attempt to maximize the EU’s influence in Belarus amid growing working-class anger against the Belarusian ruling elite.
By Jason Melanovski, 22 June 2020
Amid the most profound economic crisis since the Great Depression, the imperialist powers are responding to the growing class tensions by escalating their drive to war.
By Alex Lantier, 12 June 2020
As social anger grows over police brutality and the COVID-19 pandemic, the danger that the ruling elite will try to suppress class conflict with external wars is rising.
By Andrea Peters, 21 May 2020
In a little over two weeks, 6,000 US and Polish troops will simulate ground and airborne attacks about 35 miles from the Russian territory of Kaliningrad.
By Martin Nowak, 4 February 2020
For the first time in its history, the alliance is practicing the deployment from the US to eastern Europe of an entire division of 20,000 soldiers.
By Alex Lantier, 5 December 2019
Explosive conflicts over trade and military policy between Washington and its main European allies erupted this week at the NATO summit in London.
By Alex Lantier, 4 December 2019
Bitter conflicts between the United States and the major European powers erupted into the open yesterday, at the start of the two-day NATO summit in London.
By our reporters, 4 December 2019
At the Socialist Equality Party’s stall in Trafalgar Square, many were attracted by posters calling for Assange’s freedom.
By Alex Lantier, 3 December 2019
NATO heads of state arrived yesterday in London for a two-day summit beginning today, 70 years after NATO’s foundation in the aftermath of World War II in 1949.
By Chris Marsden, 3 December 2019
The aim of Trump and Boris Johnson is to either send Assange to the US, lock him up and throw away the key, or subject him to such psychological and physical cruelty that he dies in prison.
By Alex Lantier, 22 November 2019
The NATO foreign ministers summit in Brussels dealt with political fallout from French President Macron’s statement that the US-European alliance is “brain dead.”
By Alex Lantier, 9 November 2019
Outlining escalating conflicts inside NATO, Macron admitted that for decades it has attacked countries and toppled their regimes without any popular support.
By Alex Lantier, 25 October 2019
NATO officials began a two-day summit yesterday in Brussels, calling for new military escalation in the Middle East after the debacle of their eight-year war in Syria.
By Tom Peters, 10 August 2019
The visits by US defence secretary Mark Esper and NATO general secretary Jens Stoltenberg were aimed at incorporating New Zealand further into the military build-up against China, Russia and Iran.
By Keith Jones, 12 April 2019
In a New York Times op-ed, senior Democratic and Republican leaders have signaled bipartisan Congressional support for the Trump administration’s threats to roil Turkey’s economy if it deploys the S-400.
By Johannes Stern, 10 April 2019
Politicians from the governing and opposition parties took turns in hailing the largest military alliance in history and demanded an escalation of German rearmament.
By Keith Jones, 5 April 2019
The conflict over Ankara’s S-400 air defence purchase is a flashpoint for larger geopolitical conflicts arising from Washington’s turn to “strategic conflict” with Russia and China.
By Bill Van Auken, 4 April 2019
The ceremonies marking the 70th anniversary of the US-led imperialist alliance were marked by sharp attacks from Washington on both Turkey and Germany.
After ripping up of INF treaty
By Bill Van Auken, 9 March 2019
The top US commander in Europe told a Senate panel that the Pentagon needs more troops and more warships to counter alleged Russian “threats.”
By Philipp Frisch, 25 October 2018
The month-long manoeuvres in Norway heighten the danger of war between NATO and Russia.
By Alex Lantier, 1 September 2018
The exercises come amid an escalation of military conflicts and tensions across Eurasia imminently posing the danger of a direct clash between the main nuclear powers.
By Bill Van Auken, 17 July 2018
Trump’s appearance alongside Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki unleashed a wave of denunciations from Democrats and the media, with former top intelligence officials calling for his ouster.
By Alex Lantier, 12 July 2018
A month after the collapse of the G7 economic summit, diplomatic and military ties between Washington and the European Union are rapidly disintegrating.
By Andre Damon, 12 July 2018
All members of NATO reaffirmed their commitment to massive military rearmament, to be paid for with sweeping cuts to public infrastructure and attacks on the social position of the working class.
By Alex Lantier, 11 July 2018
A month after the G7 summit in Quebec broke down over Washington’s trade war measures, Trump and EU officials exchanged threats before today’s summit.
By Andre Damon, 10 July 2018
This week’s NATO summit, planned as a showcase of European rearmament, has been overshadowed by increasingly unbridgeable divisions between the US and Europe.
By Gregor Link, 18 June 2018
NATO, the world’s largest military alliance, is currently engaged in the biggest build-up of its military structures since the Cold War.
By Bill Van Auken, 29 March 2018
The sale represents a direct military provocation, escalating tensions provoked by unsubstantiated allegations surrounding the Skripal poisoning in the UK.
By Bill Van Auken, 28 March 2018
From the Zinoviev Letter of 1924 to the alleged poisoning of a double agent in the UK, both US and British intelligence have a long record of employing lies to justify war and reaction.
By Alex Lantier, 19 March 2018
NATO authorities issued a barrage of political and military threats at Russia, a nuclear-armed power, without providing any evidence for their allegations.
By Chris Marsden, 19 March 2018
Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn’s cautioning against a “rush to judgement” in the alleged poisoning of former double agent Sergei Skripal has prompted frenzied media denunciations.
By Chris Marsden, 17 March 2018
The campaign by the imperialist powers in Europe and the United States over the poisoning of former Russian spy and British double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter stinks to high heaven.
By Chris Marsden, 15 March 2018
May is leading an international offensive to reinforce demands for action against Russia, up to and including a military response, working in close collaboration with the US.
By Halil Celik, 28 February 2018
Turkish government officials insist that the UN’s ceasefire resolution does not apply to Ankara’s invasion of the Syrian Kurdish enclave of Afrin, which they claim is directed against “terrorists”.
By Peter Schwarz, 16 February 2018
The central issue being discussed by the high-ranking attendees at the conference is how the assembled great powers, and the Europeans in particular, can rearm to prepare for war.
By Johannes Stern, 12 February 2018
With a new NATO headquarters, Germany would be even more strongly involved in NATO preparations for war against Russia.
By Julie Hyland, 16 December 2017
In a modern day-twist to the “white man’s burden”, NATO General Secretary Jens Stoltenberg and actress Angelina Jolie advocate the fight for “cultural change” and “gender equality” through the barrel of a gun.
By Alex Lantier, 10 November 2017
NATO is planning for a major land war in Europe against Russia, which fields the world’s second-largest nuclear arsenal after the United States.
By Philipp Frisch, 7 November 2017
Against the backdrop of US aggression against North Korea, NATO is intensifying its preparations for war with Russia, the world’s second largest nuclear power.
By Johannes Stern, 2 September 2017
Amid mounting military and diplomatic tensions between the US and Russia, Congress has taken the first steps toward annulling the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty.
By Clara Weiss, 24 July 2017
Less than three weeks after Trump’s visit, the ruling PiS has pushed through legislation that will place the judicial system under its control.
By Johannes Stern, 30 June 2017
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Wednesday that Europe and Canada are raising defence spending at the fastest pace in three years.
Amid threat of US-Russia clash in Syria
By Barry Grey, 22 June 2017
Any one of the virtually daily NATO-Russian encounters in the air could result in a fire-fight or collision, whether by intention or accident, which could quickly ignite a full-scale war between nuclear powers.
By Johannes Stern, 8 June 2017
The German government has responded to deepening tensions with Turkey, nominally its NATO ally, by withdrawing its military assets from the country’s Incirlik airbase.
By Nick Beams, 29 May 2017
While there have been divergences at previous G7 meetings, this year the participants were unable to paper over their differences in the final communiqué.
By Johannes Stern, 26 May 2017
The first trip by US President Donald Trump to Europe has exposed the deep rift in the transatlantic alliance.
By Peter Schwarz, 16 February 2017
Wolfgang Ischinger, the Chairman of the Munich Security Conference, proposed defending the “Western order of values” by means of a massive increase in military spending.
In interview with British and German press
By Peter Schwarz, 17 January 2017
Leading German politicians have responded to Trump’s remarks by asserting Germany’s own economic and geopolitical claims.
NATO forces menace Russia
By Johannes Stern, 31 December 2016
The deployment of US combat troops is part of NATO's continual eastward expansion since the dissolution of the Soviet Union 25 years ago.
By Alex Lantier, 8 November 2016
On the eve of the US election, NATO officials announced plans to place hundreds of thousands of troops on alert for military action against Russia.
By Johannes Stern, 20 September 2016
The sending of additional NATO troops to Eastern Europe is part of the preparations for war against Moscow adopted in early July at the NATO summit in Warsaw.
By Johannes Stern, 19 August 2016
Relations within NATO have reached new lows, four weeks after the failed military coup against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
By Bernd Reinhardt, 17 August 2016
In April of last year, the Ukrainian violinist and composer Mark Chaet, accompanied by a small film crew, travelled from Berlin to his home in Eastern Ukraine.
By Clara Weiss, 10 August 2016
The American think tank has published a 25-page strategy paper titled “Arming for Deterrence” calling for a massive NATO military build-up against Russia.
By Thomas Gaist, 22 July 2016
The slaughter in northern Syria gives a foretaste of the bloody offensives being prepared by Washington and its NATO allies against Raqqa and Mosul.
By Johannes Stern, 9 July 2016
At the heart of the chancellor’s speech was a justification for war preparations against Russia, which NATO is slated to announce in Warsaw this weekend.
By Alex Lantier, 9 July 2016
NATO policy in Eastern Europe aims to permanently threaten Russia with all-out war while seeking to contain the alliance’s own escalating internal divisions.
By Johannes Stern, 8 July 2016
The measures to be decided on by the western military alliance in the Polish capital will further escalate the threat of war in Europe.
By Roger Jordan, 2 July 2016
The deployment was announced less than 24 hours after President Obama called on Canada to play a greater role in NATO and spend more on its military.
By Johannes Stern, 30 June 2016
While officially expressing dismay over the result of the Brexit referendum, EU leaders now see it as an opportunity to turn the EU into an aggressive military power.
By Peter Schwarz, 21 June 2016
Steinmeier declared that Germany is forced “to reinterpret the principles that have guided its foreign policy for over half a century.”
By Thomas Gaist, 18 June 2016
Rather than countering “Russian aggression,” the breakneck militarization of the Black Sea is rooted in the drive by the US and European powers to control the Eurasian landmass.
By Roger Jordan, 16 June 2016
Canada is expected to become the fourth “core” contributor to a NATO force to be deployed to the Baltic states and Eastern Europe with the aim of provoking Russia.
By Thomas Gaist, 14 June 2016
The deployments are among the most provocative actions taken by the NATO high command in the course of its anti-Russian buildup, now well into its second year.
By Johannes Stern, 9 June 2016
NATO’s largest exercise since the end of the Cold War began Tuesday with 2,000 British, Polish and American troops parachuting from planes near the northern Polish town of Torun.
By Dorota Niemitz, 9 June 2016
Six former ministers of national defense published an open letter attacking the current defense minister, Antoni Macierewicz, and demanding his resignation.
By Harvey Thompson, 21 May 2016
Shirreff urges class war at home and public spending cuts to fund massive increases in military spending.
By Johannes Stern, 19 May 2016
In the run-up to its July summit in Warsaw, NATO is building up its capabilities in Eastern Europe, heightening the danger of a nuclear conflict with Russia.
By Andrei Tudora and Tina Zamfir, 17 May 2016
The recent activation in Romania of the first land-based element of the NATO missile defense system has provoked a harsh reaction from Moscow.
By Alex Lantier, 21 April 2016
After close encounters between US and Russian forces in the Baltic Sea, there are mounting fears of an accidental clash escalating into full-blown war between nuclear powers.
By Patrick Martin, 3 March 2016
US General Phillip Breedlove said that Russia, Syria and ISIS were using the refugees streaming out of Syria as weapons against Europe.
By Johannes Stern, 29 February 2016
The dispatch of warships under German leadership to the strategic Aegean Sea to deter refugees heightens the risk of NATO intervention in Syria.
By Thomas Gaist, 11 February 2016
NATO leaders agreed on Wednesday to expand the alliance’s military infrastructure and troop deployments all along Russia’s western frontier
By Christoph Dreier, 31 December 2015
After the downing of a Russian fighter by Turkish aircraft, NATO demonstratively gave its backing to Turkey and announced it would provide Ankara with military assistance.
By Thomas Gaist, 4 December 2015
In announcing Montenegro's accession Wednesday, the US and German-dominated alliance is opening a new front in their campaign against Moscow.
By Patrick Martin, 10 November 2015
The Obama administration is expected to approve a plan to rotate more troops into Europe, effectively increasing by 50 percent the forces available for a NATO confrontation with Russia.
By Johannes Stern, 10 November 2015
The belligerent remarks by Domröse make clear that, behind closed doors, Germany’s ruling elite is discussing and preparing for another massive combat mission in Afghanistan.
By Bill Van Auken, 30 October 2015
The proposed escalation of the US-led encirclement of Russia heightens the threat of a military confrontation between the world’s two largest nuclear-armed powers.
By Thomas Gaist, 21 October 2015
The exercises include training scenarios developed in response to the conflict with Russia over Crimea and eastern Ukraine, including ballistic missile warfare, hybrid war, and rapid mobilization of NATO’s high-readiness forces.
By Thomas Gaist, 14 October 2015
Sections of the American media have sought to spin the DSB report as implying that Russian responsibility for the attack had been established.
By Johannes Stern, 20 August 2015
One of the largest multinational exercises in years on German territory, “Swift Response”, began on Monday.
By Patrick Martin, 13 August 2015
An expert analysis of this year’s NATO and Russian military exercises suggests that the two sides are moving closer to outright war.
By Niles Williamson, 1 August 2015
So far in 2015, NATO fighters have been scrambled more than 250 times to intercept Russian aircraft over Europe.
By Jean Shaoul, 29 July 2015
In exchange for a green light to attack the Kurds, Turkey has made a U-turn to join the US-led campaign of air strikes in Syria.
By Christoph Dreier, 22 June 2015
Germany has taken the lead in the latest in a series of military training exercises in Eastern Europe aimed at escalating the war threat against Moscow.
By Barry Grey, 15 June 2015
The pre-positioning of tanks, infantry fighting vehicles, armored howitzers and other instruments of violence will bring the region to the brink of war.
By Alex Lantier, 28 May 2015
The holding of military exercises preparing for large-scale conflict demonstrates that the imperialist powers, led by the US, are gearing up for a Third World War.
By Johannes Stern, 11 April 2015
NATO’s military buildup in Eastern Europe is increasingly taking the form of preparation for war against Russia.
By Johannes Stern and Alex Lantier, 13 March 2015
Washington’s moves to provide military hardware to its right-wing puppet regime in Kiev, despite sharp opposition from Russia, threaten all-out war.
By Johannes Stern, 10 March 2015
The exercise is a further provocation against Moscow and increases the danger of war between the Western powers and Russia.
By Markus Salzmann, 5 March 2015
In a visit to Berlin, the Romanian president demanded a stronger NATO presence in Romania and the entire Black Sea region in response to the Ukraine crisis.
By Bill Van Auken, 26 February 2015
As US armored vehicles paraded within sight of the Russian border, a senior American commander stressed that Washington has nuclear weapons at the ready to prosecute its conflict with Moscow.
By David Levine, 14 February 2015
The Ukrainian military is showing signs of decomposition and demoralization, as antiwar sentiment erupts among Ukrainians in Kiev-controlled territories.
By Johannes Stern, 9 February 2015
The 51st Munich Security Conference was dominated by the escalation of war threats against Russia by the imperialist powers.
By Johannes Stern, 6 February 2015
The imperialist powers are massing their troops to compel Russia to make concessions and subordinate itself to their interests in Eastern Europe and Asia.
By Niles Williamson, 20 January 2015
The secretary of the Ukrainian National Defense Council warned of “full-scale continental war” as the Kiev regime began operations to take control of the Donetsk airport.
By Clara Weiss, 31 December 2014
The new military doctrine identifies the expansion of NATO and attempts to destabilise Russia and neighbouring countries as the biggest security threats.
By Patrick Martin, 24 December 2014
Ukraine’s parliament repealed a constitutional amendment defining the country as “non-aligned,” paving the way to an eventual application to join NATO.
By Alex Lantier, 11 November 2014
A London think tank report shows that NATO’s militarization of Eastern Europe over the Ukraine crisis has set armies worldwide on a hair trigger, risking nuclear war.
By Patrick Martin, 31 October 2014
The comments by General Raymond Odierno came after a series of flights by Russian warplanes over international waters around Europe.