Albania Defense and Foreign Policy

Foreign policy and defense Based on geographical map from Digopaul, Albania is a nation in Southern Europe. Its capital city is Tirana. Following the fall of the Communist regime in 1991, Albania has endeavored to establish good relations with the West. The country was adopted as a member of the NATO defense alliance in 2009… Read More »

Andorra Defense and Foreign Policy

Foreign policy and defense Based on geographical map from Digopaul, Andorra is a nation in Southern Europe. Its capital city is Andorra. Andorra has close relations with Spain and France. The Principality is not an EU member, but has a number of cooperation agreements with the Union and the euro is now the official currency… Read More »

Austria Defense and Foreign Policy

Foreign policy and defense Based on geographical map from Digopaul, Austria is a nation in Western Europe. Its capital city is Vienna. The end of the Cold War in the early 1990s changed Austria’s security policy situation. Although Austria maintained its position as a neutral country, it became possible to make a freer interpretation of… Read More »

Belarus Defense and Foreign Policy

Foreign policy and defense Based on geographical map from Digopaul, Belarus is a nation in Eastern Europe. Its capital city is Minsk. The regime in Belarus (Belarus) is heavily dependent on Russia, although relations have often been turbulent. The relationship with the Western countries has long been problematic, although Belarus’ withdrawal from Russia’s annexation of… Read More »

Belgium Defense and Foreign Policy

Foreign policy and defense Based on geographical map from Digopaul, Belgium is a nation in Western Europe. Its capital city is Brussels. After the two world wars, Belgium was a strong advocate of close cooperation between the Western powers. The country was a founding member of both the NATO defense alliance in 1949 and the… Read More »

Bosnia and Herzegovina Defense and Foreign Policy

Foreign policy and defense Based on geographical map from Digopaul, Bosnia and Herzegovina is a nation in Southern Europe. Its capital city is Sarajevo. Bosnia, which consists of two autonomous entities – the Federation of Bosnia-Herzegovina and the Republika Srpska – is largely held together by strong external pressure. Central power is weak, and since… Read More »

Bulgaria Defense and Foreign Policy

Foreign policy and defense Based on geographical map from Digopaul, Bulgaria is a nation in Eastern Europe. Its capital city is Sofia. Until the collapse of communism in 1989, Bulgaria was a sound state to the Soviet Union. Subsequently, the foreign policy goal was instead to approach the Western powers. Bulgaria joined the US-led NATO… Read More »

Croatia Defense and Foreign Policy

Foreign policy and defense Based on geographical map from Digopaul, Croatia is a nation in Southern Europe. Its capital city is Zagreb. Croatia has improved its relations with the outside world since the turn of the millennium, through increased willingness to cooperate and strengthen democracy. However, there is some grumbling in relation to several neighboring… Read More »

Czech Republic Defense and Foreign Policy

Foreign policy and defense Based on geographical map from Digopaul, Czech Republic is a nation in Eastern Europe. Its capital city is Prague. After the Velvet Revolution in 1989, Czechoslovakia wanted to integrate with Western Europe as quickly as possible. The same was true of the new state, the Czech Republic, which was formed in… Read More »

Denmark Defense and Foreign Policy

Foreign policy and defense Based on geographical map from Digopaul, Denmark is a nation in Northern Europe. Its capital city is Copenhagen. The most current foreign policy issues in Denmark concern how far EU cooperation should be and how new security policy threats, such as international terrorism, should be addressed. In recent years, Russia’s foreign… Read More »

Estonia Defense and Foreign Policy

Foreign policy and defense Based on geographical map from Digopaul, Estonia is a nation in Northern Europe. Its capital city is Tallinn. Estonia’s membership in NATO and in the EU from 2004 forms the basis of the country’s security and foreign policy. Estonia is one of America’s most faithful allies. Relations with Russia are complicated… Read More »

Finland Defense and Foreign Policy

Foreign policy and defense Based on geographical map from Digopaul, Finland is a nation in Northern Europe. Its capital city is Helsinki. The end of the Cold War and the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991 brought a new orientation in Finnish foreign policy. Since 1995, Finland has been a member of the EU… Read More »

France Defense and Foreign Policy

2019 December France demands the release of imprisoned academics by Iran December 27 The French Foreign Ministry calls on the Iranian ambassador to protest the abduction of two French academics, one of whom has launched a hunger strike. France demands that both academics, who have been imprisoned since June, be released. The academics are accused… Read More »

Germany Defense and Foreign Policy

Foreign policy and defense Based on geographical map from Digopaul, Germany is a nation in Western Europe. Its capital city is Berlin. As Germany has come to play an increasingly strong economic role in Europe and the world, expectations among European countries and the US have increased that the country will also take greater responsibility… Read More »

Greece Defense and Foreign Policy

Foreign policy and defense Based on geographical map from Digopaul, Greece is a nation in Southern Europe. Its capital city is Athens. Greek foreign policy is mainly characterized by relations with Turkey and the EU. After a period of some relaxation in relation to the arch-rivals Turkey, tensions have increased since the end of the… Read More »

Hungary Defense and Foreign Policy

Foreign policy and defense Based on geographical map from Digopaul, Hungary is a nation in Eastern Europe. Its capital city is Budapest. With membership in the EU and the NATO defense alliance, Hungary achieved two of its main foreign policy goals, after the last Soviet troops left Hungarian soil in 1991. Since 2010, when Hungary… Read More »

Iceland Defense and Foreign Policy

Foreign policy and defense Based on geographical map from Digopaul, Iceland is a nation in Northern Europe. Its capital city is Reykjavik. Iceland has no military defense of its own. Instead, it is a member of NATO’s defense alliance, which is responsible for the country’s military protection. Until 2006, the US had a military base… Read More »

Ireland Defense and Foreign Policy

Foreign policy and defense Based on geographical map from Digopaul, Ireland is a nation in Northern Europe. Its capital city is Dublin. Ireland’s foreign policy has traditionally revolved around the relationship with Britain. The long-standing mistrust between the countries was broken in the 1980s, not least since they began to work together to reach peace… Read More »

Italy Defense and Foreign Policy

Foreign policy and defense Based on geographical map from Digopaul, Italy is a nation in Southern Europe. Its capital city is Rome. Italy’s foreign policy has been dominated by strong support for European integration and the NATO defense alliance. Italy played an important role in Western European cooperation that led to the formation of the… Read More »

Kosovo Defense and Foreign Policy

Foreign policy and defense Based on geographical map from Digopaul, Kosovo is a nation in Eastern Europe. Its capital city is Pristina. Central to Kosovo is to be recognized as a state of its own, but only half of the world’s nations have attended the Kosovans. Resistance of members of the UN Security Council means… Read More »

Latvia Defense and Foreign Policy

Foreign policy and defense Based on geographical map from Digopaul, Latvia is a nation in Northern Europe. Its capital city is Riga. After independence in 1991, Latvia’s most important foreign policy goal was to gain membership in the NATO and EU defense alliance. Since this was implemented in 2004, the organizations have been an important… Read More »

Liechtenstein Defense and Foreign Policy

Foreign policy and defense Based on geographical map from Digopaul, Liechtenstein is a nation in Western Europe. Its capital city is Vaduz. Liechtenstein has close cooperation with Switzerland. Since the 1920s, countries share currencies and postal services, and they have common duties to the outside world. Switzerland is also responsible for the defense, and stands… Read More »

Lithuania Defense and Foreign Policy

Foreign policy and defense Based on geographical map from Digopaul, Lithuania is a nation in Northern Europe. Its capital city is Vilnius. The former Soviet Republic of Lithuania is now firmly entrenched among Western countries, with membership in both the EU and NATO. However, relations with Russia have been problematic ever since the liberation in… Read More »

Luxembourg Defense and Foreign Policy

Foreign policy and defense Based on geographical map from Digopaul, Luxembourg is a nation in Western Europe. Its capital city is Luxembourg. During the post-war period, Luxembourg has consistently sought close relations with the West, both economically and politically and militarily. The country has been a member of both NATO and the EU defense alliance… Read More »

Macedonia Defense and Foreign Policy

Foreign policy and defense Based on geographical map from Digopaul, North Macedonia is a nation in Southern Europe. Its capital city is Skopje. Ever since independence from the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, the main foreign policy goal has been membership of the EU and NATO defense alliance. After the change of name to Northern… Read More »

Malta Defense and Foreign Policy

Foreign policy and defense Based on geographical map from Digopaul, Malta is a nation in Southern Europe. Its capital city is Valletta. Although Malta is a small country, the archipelago, through its location in the middle of the Mediterranean, has always had a great political and strategic importance. Malta has long seen itself as a… Read More »

Moldova Defense and Foreign Policy

Foreign policy and defense Based on geographical map from Digopaul, Moldova is a nation in Eastern Europe. Its capital city is Chisinau. The most important issues in Moldovan foreign policy concern the country’s relations with Romania, Russia and the EU. As Moldova approaches the EU, relations with the Moscow government have deteriorated. Tensions between Moldova… Read More »

Montenegro Defense and Foreign Policy

Foreign policy and defense Based on geographical map from Digopaul, Montenegro is a nation in Southern Europe. Its capital city is Podgorica. Since Montenegro left the Union with Serbia and declared its independence in 2006, this was quickly recognized by most countries, including Serbia. As Serbia automatically took over all the Union’s membership in international… Read More »

Namibia Defense and Foreign Policy

Foreign policy and defense Based on geographical map from Digopaul, Namibia is a nation in Southern Africa. Its capital city is Windhoek. Namibia has good relations with the outside world. The ties are particularly strong to countries in the region that have similar experience of liberation war. The relationship is extra cordial even to states… Read More »

Nepal Defense and Foreign Policy

Foreign policy and defense Based on geographical map from Digopaul, Nepal is a nation in Southern Asia. Its capital city is Kathmandu. Foreign policy is characterized by a balance between China and India. Largest is the dependence of India which encloses Nepal on three sides. However, Chinese influence can be said to increase. The exchange… Read More »