NATO News Update 20160822 Topics: NATO and ISIS, Russia rattling its sword in the Crimea and Eastern Ukraine.
Russia and Crimea. Michael Kofman, a Research Assistant at CNA Corporation, provides his perspective on the latest Russian saber rattling in the Ukraine – Crimea dispute. Read “The Crimean Crisis and Russia’s Military Posture in the Black Sea”, War on the Rocks, August 19, 2016.
The Ukraine Challenge. Ariel Cohen examines Russia’s expansionist policy towards the Ukraine and suggests the response that NATO and the US should adopt in “The West Has a Ukraine Challenge, and It’s Not Going Away”, Atlantic Council, August 19, 2016.
“NATO Should Do More on ISIS”. The top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee thinks that NATO needs to step up and do more to fight the Islamic State. Senator Diane Feinstein (D-Calif) says NATO should invoke its mutual self-defense clause to get the entire NATO alliance involved. Read more in a news report by The Hill Defence Blog, August 18, 2016.