Europe Is Thinking Harder About Divorcing America
European leaders are flirting with the idea of going it alone—but Washington should be willing to call their bluff.
Should the United States and Israel Make It Official?
The United States and Israel call themselves allies, but they don’t have a formal defense treaty governing their relationship. Here’s why.
Trump Asks Tokyo to Quadruple Payments for U.S. Troops in Japan
The move is part of the administration’s campaign to get U.S. allies to pay more for defense. South Korea is also being asked to pony up.
How to Tell if You’re in a Good Alliance
Not all allies are made equal. But who’s worth the commitment, and who’s not?
China Has No Room for Dissenting Friends
Small nations know they can break from Washington—but not from Beijing.
The United States Doesn’t Have Your Back
The Trump administration’s message to Canada and other U.S. allies is clear: If you take heat for helping Washington, you’re on your own.
Another Trump Loyalist Joins the National Security Council
Elizabeth Erin Walsh will oversee America’s troubled relations with the United Nations.
Attention, U.S. Allies: This Is Not a Drill
America's traditional partners have to start thinking of ways to bargain with, and appease, a potentially hostile U.S. president.
Duterte Wants U.S. Special Forces Out of the Southern Philippines
Ever since he took office on June, the Philippines and the United States have been on somewhat rocky footing.
Brexit Is Good News for Russia but a Headache for NATO
Britain’s exit from the EU will undercut its role as America’s key ally in Europe, leaving the continent more divided and distracted — just the way Putin likes it.