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Natalia Drozdiak
For Natalia Drozdiak's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Japan Times
WORLD
Jun 16, 2023
F-16 planes will send a message to Putin: NATO support isn’t waning
By providing some of the most sophisticated and expensive weapons to date, Kyiv’s backers will tie Ukraine’s military more closely than ever to the bloc.
Japan Times
WORLD
May 26, 2023
Ukraine faces long wait for F-16 fighter jets despite allies' commitments
Countries pledging such support are prioritizing pilot training, and will have to weigh the costs and any possible security gaps before deciding whether to actually send the aircraft.
Japan Times
WORLD
Apr 19, 2023
NATO to seek engagement with China over ‘responsible use’ of military AI
The organization is pushing to develop shared universal standards for new technologies, following up on an AI strategy agreed among the alliance’s members.
Japan Times
WORLD
Mar 14, 2023
The Arctic is the latest arena for NATO and Russia to flex their military muscle
The region is increasingly important for energy, trade and security, and an area where Russia, the U.S., China and others are vying for greater control.
Japan Times
WORLD
Feb 18, 2023
The post-Cold War era is gone. A new arms race has arrived.
Governments around the world are drawing lessons from Europe’s first high-intensity war since 1945, reassessing everything from ammunition stocks to weapons systems and supply lines.
Japan Times
WORLD
Nov 17, 2022
Missile blast in Poland puts focus on Ukraine’s need for stronger air defense
Kyiv's allies are facing growing pressure to deliver more aid to fend off intensifying Russian attacks.
Japan Times
WORLD
Nov 16, 2022
Panic eases over Poland strike as allies query rocket’s origin
Russia denied its forces had aimed missiles at targets near Ukraine's border with Poland, and Poland's president said it was unclear who was responsible.
Japan Times
WORLD
Oct 25, 2022
Putin’s threats worry Ukraine’s NATO allies as sign of Russian desperation
The view among Ukraine's allies is that the Kremlin is trying to scare them with the talk of 'unthinkable” weapons into reducing their supplies of weapons and other support for Kyiv.
Japan Times
WORLD
Aug 30, 2022
France and Germany eye plan to counter Russian propaganda with vlogging and visas
In an unofficial draft, officials note a need to prevent feeding the Russian narrative and trigger unintended rallying-around the flag effects that would estrange future generations.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jun 30, 2022
NATO to make European presence battle-ready amid Russia and China threats
Leaders agreed to put more than 300,000 troops on high alert while strengthening NATO's European defenses with extra forces, enhanced air power and new equipment.
Japan Times
WORLD / FOCUS
Apr 8, 2022
The race is on to rearm eastern front that may decide Ukraine war
As Russia refocuses its invasion of Ukraine on the east, recognition is growing in Kyiv and allied capitals that the window to prevent a long war of attrition may be narrow.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Jan 28, 2021
Burned out? EU lawmakers say it’s fine for you to log off
Some European countries, including France, already have a right to disconnect written into national law.
WORLD / FOCUS
Jul 8, 2019
European privacy laws may be hampering fight against terrorism
When U.S., European and Canadian law enforcement officials claimed success last year in largely obliterating militant group Islamic State's online propaganda network following a two-year operation, it was a public database of domain names that partly helped.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech / ANALYSIS
Jul 19, 2018
Google shrugs off EU fine; damage to hinge on rivals' next moves
The European Union's record $5 billion fine against Google, levied Wednesday morning, marks the biggest regulatory attack yet on technology giants. But investors and analysts largely shrugged off the ruling's potential to immediately dent Google's business.

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