Alexander Vershbow was the Deputy Secretary General of NATO during turbulent times for the alliance, from February 2012 to October 2016. DW-Reporter Zhanna Nemtsova asked him three questions.
Milo Djukanovic has vowed to push for European integration after Montenegro joined NATO last year. He has dominated politics in the Balkan nation for three decades.
British Prime Minister Theresa May's national security advisor told NATO that a Russian military intelligence agency has been observing the Skripals since 2013. Russia said the spying accusation was a "big surprise."
The ally of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has slammed the US for its joint airstrikes in Syria, as has Iran. Though the UN called on participants in the regional conflict to show restraint, others welcomed the strike.
Russian armed forces provide Moscow with clear military superiority in the post-Soviet region, despite Russia's troops not being able to match the whole of NATO. The Kremlin is busy modernizing its army, experts told DW.
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