Understanding ISIL’s changing tactics
15 Apr. 2016The recent terrorist attacks in Paris and Brussels show that so-called Islamic State desperately needs new recruits. While being weak and cornered, this is likely to make the group more dangerous.
Odessa: Ukraine’s secret weapon?
18 Jan. 2016Odessa has been attacked. Many times. But it has found a way to make the attacks bring people together. NATO Review travelled to the southern Ukrainian region to find out the secret of its success.
Don’t forget the Black Sea
20 Nov. 2015NATO Review goes on patrol with Ukraine’s Black Sea border guards, who have themselves been victims of terror attacks at sea.
Why patrolling the Black Sea just got more dangerous
19 Nov. 2015When Russia annexed Crimea, it affected the whole of the Black Sea region. NATO Review went out on patrol with Ukraine’s border guards to see how they have adapted and hear about how they have already suffered fatalities.
Sanctions after Crimea: Have they worked?
13 Jul. 2015There is no military solution to the Ukraine problem’ is a phrase that has been repeated numerous times since the conflict began. But could there be an economic solution? In our latest piece, NATO’s Defence economist looks at how effective Western sanctions have been in hurting Russia’s economy – and how the countries who imposed them have fared. And some of the results are surprising.
Could ISIL go nuclear?
26 May. 2015As ISIL’s in-house journalist warns that there is an ‘infinitely’ greater chance of the group making a nuclear attack on the West, Wolfgang Rudischhauser looks at how much of this claim is bluff – and how much should be taken seriously.
Deterrence: what it can (and cannot) do
20 Apr. 2015Deterrence is designed to influence behaviour. But it has its limitations. Michael Ruehle illustrates how deterrence has never been a silver bullet – but also how maybe the West needs to relearn some of its nuances.
30 Mar. 2015There's a Baltic state that is preparing for future Russian aggression. A state which suffered similar threats and attacks as those seen in Ukraine today. That was 25 years ago when the country tried to leave the Soviet Union. Today it sits in NATO and the EU. NATO Review takes an in depth look at why Lithuania knows Russia - and the Ukrainian situation - so well.
Escape from Crimea: the ecologist
19 Mar. 2015Few would have supposed that an ecologist would be targeted by the Russian authorities when they occupied Crimea. But this man was given 40 minutes to get out of his homeland. Find out why in his brief story.
Escape from Crimea: the journalist
17 Mar. 2015Russia’s plans for the Crimea became obvious to the peninsula’s journalists before many others. Freedoms dried up, investigations were obstructed, arrests and beatings followed. Here an editor who was forced to flee Crimea outlines what happened there as the Russian plan unfolded.
Escape from Crimea: the Tatar
13 Mar. 2015Russia promised to protect Crimea’s Tatars when it annexed the peninsula. We hear from a refugee who fled to Kiev who says the opposite is happening.
Europe needs less soldiers – but more European ones
12 Feb. 2015NATO’s European Allies don’t need to make defence budget commitments that they can’t live up to, argues Stefan Soesanto. What they really need is to make difficult personnel cuts and start mixed nationality defence practices.
Ukraine’s other war – on corruption
05 Feb. 2015The headlines about Ukraine have focused largely on its fight against Russia-backed separatists. But Ukraine is fighting another, lower profile war – against the corruption that spread under its former President Yanukovych. And it may be Ukraine’s most important battle.
18 Dec. 2014NATO Review finishes 2014 by looking back - not just months, but decades. The latest video on information war looks at how the Chernobyl nuclear explosion was handled could prove clues for the next steps in Russia's info attacks on Ukraine. The photostory looks at some of the major events that helped shape Afghanistan over the last four decades.
How information war can kill
18 Dec. 2014The information war which has broken out over Russia’s actions in Ukraine has largely been seen as two sides projecting differing opinions. But the way information is controlled, twisted and spread can have serious effects. We look at how information affected the lives of thousands – possibly millions – of people when it was manipulated following the Chernobyl nuclear disaster.