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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson spends his first weeks isolated from an anxious bureaucracy - Washington Post

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson takes a private elevator to his palatial office on the seventh floor of the State Department building, where sightings of him are rare on the floors below. On many days, he blocks out several hours on his schedule as ...and more »

Secretary General previews meetings of NATO Foreign Ministers, discusses NATO-Russia Council - NATO HQ (press release)

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg previewed the agenda of this week's meeting of NATO Foreign Ministers in a press conference on Thursday (30 March 2017). On Friday, ministers will address topics including defence spending and the fight against ...and more »

An Adequate NATO Maritime Posture: The Missing Element For Deterring Russia - CIMSEC

Since the Alliance Maritime Strategy (AMS) was published in 2011, the strategic context facing NATO has shifted. The drafters envisaged a world where the Alliance would continue to be an expeditionary one, employing its forces in counterterrorism ...and more »

Secretary General: transatlantic bond is vital for Europe and North America - NATO HQ (press release)

NATO Foreign Ministers had talks on Friday (31 March 2017) about fairer burden sharing in the Alliance, NATO's response to terrorism and its united approach to Russia. After the meeting at NATO Headquarters, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg ...and more »

Justin Trudeau stands by defence spending amid fresh calls for NATO to pony up more cash - Globalnews.ca

OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau doubled down Friday in his defence of Canadian military spending levels, as the U.S. brought fresh pressure to bear on NATO allies to pony up. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson used his first NATO summit in ...and more »

NATO Secretary General discusses partnership with Prime Minister Pavel Filip of Moldova - NATO HQ (press release)

The NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed the Moldovan Prime Minister Pavel Filip to NATO headquarters on Thursday (30 March 2017) and discussed with him the partnership between the Alliance and the Republic of Moldova. The Secretary General ...and more »

Tillerson urges NATO allies to increase spending - Deutsche Welle

Rex Tillerson's inaugural welcome at NATO headquarters Friday may have been slightly less hearty than could otherwise have been expected after the US Secretary of State initially expressed his willingness to entirely skip the get-together, originally ...and more »

Rex Tillerson wins applause, literally, in NATO debut - POLITICO.eu

Facing a skeptical crowd of fellow foreign ministers during his first visit to NATO, Rex Tillerson won applause for lunchtime remarks about the need for strength and unity in dealing with Russian President Vladimir Putin, five diplomats who were in the ...and more »

Tillerson clashes with NATO allies on defense spending at Brussels meeting - Washington Post

BRUSSELS — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson ratcheted up pressure on NATO allies Friday to increase their defense spending, despite pushback from Germany's top diplomat over President Trump's determination to make members of the Western military ...and more »

Liberals refuse to back down to US's latest call for NATO allies to spend more - Macleans.ca

OTTAWA – The Trudeau government has sent its strongest signals yet that Canada does not plan to bow to U.S. pressure to dramatically increase what it spends on defence. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned at his first NATO meeting in Brussels ...and more »