European Foreign Policy

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Russia’s Lawmakers Zero In on Foreign Undesirables

Russia’s parliament has given preliminary approval to a bill that would prohibit the activities of so-called “undesirable” foreign companies and organizations in Russia, should they be deemed to pose a threat to the state. The bill, adopted in the first reading Monday, targets any...

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Russia and Iran sign military cooperation deal

Iran and Russia signed an agreement Tuesday to expand military ties in a visit to Tehran by the Russian defense minister. Sergei Shoigu, in remarks carried by Russian news agencies, said Moscow wants to...

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Russian forces, equipment enter Ukraine, PM says

Russian military forces and equipment have entered Ukraine, Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk says, according to a report from Ukraine’s state-run media on Monday. “I have just spoken with the national defense and security council...

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EU reaches out to Arab world to combat terrorism

Following Monday’s meeting of European Union foreign ministers in Brussels, the bloc’s foreign policy coordinator, Federica Mogherini (pictured above, right), said the EU planned to move quickly to implement measures to increase cooperation with...

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What to do about Russia’s belligerence

Last year was difficult for nuclear disarmament. Russia’s move to annex Crimea, and the thinly veiled invasion in the Eastern Ukraine that followed, revived old worries about stability in Europe and fears of a...