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NATO needs a "foreign enemy" such as Russia to prolong its own existence

NATO is trying to create an enemy image in the face of Russia to prolong its own existence, RISS expert Sergey Ermakov considers. "NATO's development is clearly in line with the foreign policy of the USA, which seeks to become a global leader," he commented on Stoltenberg's visit to Washington.

NATO Has No Reason to Build Base in Albania

Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama announced on August 4 that NATO will be building its first airbase in the western Balkans in the Albanian town of Kucove, investing 50 million euros ($58 million). Sputnik has interviewed a Russian scholar and the former Serbian director of the Office for Kosovo as to why NATO would want to build a base there.

NATO summit to discuss transatlantic solidarity

Contradictions between the participating countries are becoming increasingly clear on the eve of the NATO summit, which is scheduled for 11-12 July, RISS expert Sergey Ermakov said. He noted that the issue of transatlantic solidarity will be raised for the first time at the upcoming summit.

NATO prepares for war in Europe

The main goal of NATO's presence in Arctic is counteraction against Russia

Implementation of NATO's plans to expand its physical and political presence in Arctic will aggravate geopolitical rivalry and increase the level of military-political tensions in the region, RISS expert Anna Vilovatykh considers.

The Japanese Prime Minister probed the EU's weakest link

One of the most important goals of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to the EU was search of support to strengthen his position for negotiations with the influential EU member states, RISS expert Julia KRYACHKINA considers.

RISS Director on anti-Russian statements at the NATO summit

The NATO summit in Brussels was marked by strong anti-Russian rhetoric

European Union: A 'Superpower' Ruled From Across the Ocean

Federica Mogherini's belief that over the last sixty years the European Union has become a superpower for peace, security, and democracy is nothing but wishful thinking, Igor Pshenichnikov, advisor to the director of the Russian Institute for Strategic Studies (RISS), wrote for RIA Novosti.

Meet the Man Behind Operation 'Drag Montenegro Into NATO'

Last week Montenegro became one step closer to becoming a full-fledged member of the North Atlantic Alliance after the country's parliament ratified the NATO membership agreement despite popular discontent. According to analyst Igor Pshenichnikov, one person in particular, former President and Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic, is behind this.

Much Ado About Nothing: Why Russian Ship Off US Coast is No Cause for Concern

Earlier this week, media reported that a Russian military ship was spotted in international waters off the east coast of the United States. According to unnamed US military officials, the ship, the SSV-175 Viktor Leonov, was detected 130 km from the coast of Delaware.