Residents of Gotland, Sweden, are concerned about the latest Russian military maneuvers taking place just a few hundred kilometers away. Sweden responds by hosting a major NATO military exercise.
NATO is again running Baltic Sea drills — but now, the exercise is headed by the US Navy's 2nd Fleet, a key force during the Cold War era. Fleet commander Vice Adm. Andrew Lewis spoke to DW about NATO's objectives.
Mayors in the Czech Republic have been sidelining their national government in confrontations with Beijing and Moscow. Their unilateral actions add to the disarray that characterizes their country's foreign policy.
Russia has been pushing for the Damascus government to regain full control of Syria and to find a political solution to the ongoing war. But Turkey's intervention may only be a temporary setback for Russian interests.
Turkey is determined to buy a Russian air defense system. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan no longer respects NATO. It's a dangerous decision — especially for the alliance, Peter Sturm writes.
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