Posts tagged as threats

COVID-19 will make us think about peace and war

By Jonas Dringelis on Monday, April 13, 2020

World political leaders focus on strategic “threats” while forgetting “natural” dangers. The result is an untenable trade off between military and welfare expenditure. The COVID-19 сrisis has shown us just what the real priorities should be. Militarization is the wrong path for the world to take and it fuels tensions and raises the potential for war and conflict. This is one of the most critical issues of our time and…

Threats knocking on Lithuania’s door

Friday, February 7, 2020

THREATS TO NATIONAL SECURITY If you’ve recently been to Kaliningrad – pay attention. In the yearly threat assessment report, Lithuania’s intelligence agencies said that the Russian services are using free visas to  recruit tourists  . China, meanwhile, is targeting professionals with job offers on LinkedIn. Apart from that, Russia did not seem to interfere in Lithuania’s recent  elections   too much, though it is still very much interested in the…

Commander of the National Armed Forces called threats to Latvia

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

In its defense concept, Latvia should not assume that it can have only one potential opponent, said Leonids Kalnins, Commander of the National Armed Forces (NAF), in an interview with Defense Ministry’s Sargs.lv portal. He explained in the interview that in recent years Latvia’s neighbor Russia has demonstrated its readiness to use military force to shift its territorial borders. Despite aggressive actions by this neighboring country in recent years, Latvia…

EU to stage war games to prepare for hybrid threats

Thursday, June 27, 2019

European Union ministers will take part in joint war games over coming months to better prepare the bloc for a range of attacks, from cyberattacks to disinformation campaigns. Finland’s Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto said Thursday that interior and finance ministers from the 28-country bloc will be tasked to respond to fictional scenarios during meetings in Helsinki in July and September. By being able to respond, they will be able to…

Russia starts army drills to respond to Central Asia threats

Monday, June 24, 2019

The Russian military has launched a massive exercise to simulate a response to possible security threats in Central Asia. Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said the five-day drills that began Monday will “check the armed forces’ ability to ensure security in the Central Asian region that faces serious terrorist threats.” Russian officials have voiced concerns about the possible spread of militants from Afghanistan into former Soviet nations in Central Asia. Russia…

Mass email bomb threats to shopping malls on Sunday, continue into Monday

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Several large shopping malls in Tallinn received bomb threats on Sunday and Monday, causing disruption to businesses. The threats were made via email, ERR’s Estonian news reports. According to the head of the Criminal Bureau at the Police and Border Guard Board (PPA) Northern Prefecture Urmet Tambre, the wave is part of a general trend which has affected neighbouring countries as well. Bomb disposal experts investigated the malls threatened on…

Why World War 3 could happen in 2019 – threats from North Korea, Syria and Putin

By Patrick Knox on Thursday, February 28, 2019

RISING tensions around the globe along with spectacular war games and weapons testing have increased fears of a major military conflict breaking out in 2019. Here we look at trouble spots which could be potential World War 3 flash points. Why is 2019 such a dangerous year? Our map shows the flashpoints where there are currently military standoffs which could suddenly turn nasty and bring the major powers into conflict…

Message to NATO: Don’t forget the Black Sea and the Balkans

By Stephen Blank on Monday, January 21, 2019

In February, NATO’s Defense Ministers will convene a ministerial conference and in April they will do so for Foreign Ministers. These meetings should reassess the importance of the Black Sea and the Balkans’ strategic importance, especially in light of recent events.  These events comprise the recent Kerch Strait incident, the revelations of Russian-backed coups in Macedonia, Greece and Montenegro, to prevent the governments in Podgorica and Skopje from joining NATO…

NATO uses snake to defeat Russia

By Lukas Ramonas on Friday, September 28, 2018

Andrzej Duda’s first visit to the White House included one on one talks with Donald Trump on security in Central Europe and on strengthening the U.S. military presence in the region, which is worried about intensifying Russian military activity. Poland has been seeking for increase in the number of U.S. troops stationed in its territory since early 2017. By the way, the Eastern European region has been actively explored by…

Anti-Semitism is so bad in Britain that some Jews are planning to leave

By Laura Smith-Spark on Friday, August 17, 2018

Mark Lewis, a famed libel and privacy lawyer, is leaving Britain. Worn down by years of anti-Semitic abuse and death threats, he has decided enough is enough.The 53-year-old plans to begin a new life in Israel with his partner, Mandy Blumenthal, by year’s end. Both were born and raised in England. Both are very ready to leave.“I just want to get out of here. It’s a massive thing to do…