The Ghost of Blinken Past
In 1987, Biden’s pick for secretary of state offered a warning. He should heed it today.
The Quad’s Malabar Exercises Point the Way to an Asian NATO
India, Japan, Australia, and the United States have a good model if they want to keep the peace without threatening China.
Biden’s Putin Challenge
Biden has a clear-eyed view of the threat posed by Russia—but a lot of bad advice to ignore.
America’s Dysfunctional Russia Policy Is Unlikely to Improve Under Biden
A continued stalemate in Washington makes this a moment of great danger for Europe.
What Would a Less Europhobic Trump Look Like—if He Wins?
Transatlantic relations are at a low point. But there are reasons why even Trump might want to mend them.
Is Turkey’s Military Overstretched?
If Turkey intervenes in Nagorno-Karabakh, it would only be the latest entry in Ankara’s growing list of military adventures.
Turkey’s Caucasus Adventure Risks Another Crisis in NATO
NATO allies have been at odds with Turkey for years. But Ankara’s role in the Azerbaijan-Armenia conflict is bringing matters to a head.
Montenegro Is the Latest Domino to Fall Toward Russia
After parliamentary elections, a pro-West government is out. Europe and the United States should take note.
12 Years After Russian Invasion, Georgia Sees No End in Sight
But far from being intimidated, Georgia’s envoy to the United States says Russia’s intervention has only redoubled the country’s desire to join NATO and the European Union.
‘It’s Hard to Be in Limbo,’ as COVID-19 Plays Havoc With Military Moves
It’s hard enough to make a permanent change of station overseas. Military families are finding it agonizing in a pandemic-torn world.
Trans-Atlantic Ties Should Put Finance, Not Security, First
Biden will need a progressive Europe policy for a post-Trump age.
Trump Undercuts Pentagon Over Germany Troop Withdrawal
U.S. defense officials, who said the move had nothing to do with German military spending, still appeared to be figuring out key details about the redeployment.
North Macedonia’s Success Story May be About to End
Promising election results aside, the country is poised for a fall.
China Is NATO’s New Problem
The alliance has been so focused on Moscow that it has missed Beijing’s growing clout across Europe.
This Time, Russia Is in Afghanistan to Win
Putin is replicating his success in Syria in a new theater of conflict—and part of his plan is to hurt American interests once again.
Bolton’s Book Is a Terrifying Warning About What Trump Could Still Do
Geopolitical ignorance is no longer funny when it impacts U.S. national security.