Trump’s Defense Cuts in Europe Will Backfire
Rather than distributing military burdens equitably, Washington’s rollbacks weaken both the United States and its allies.
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Trump Can’t Stop Putin From Poaching U.S. Allies
The United States failed to stop Russia’s S-400 sale to Turkey despite having the tools to do so. Don’t be surprised if the Kremlin continues to use arms sales to extend its influence.
Uncle Sam Doesn’t Have Your Back
Donald Trump and Mike Pompeo have made it clear that the United States is no longer committed to protecting Europe. The need for a viable pan-European defense force has never been greater.
Who Lost Turkey?
The blame for Ankara’s antagonistic stance to Washington lies with both sides, a product of decades of misunderstandings.
How Trump Practices ‘Escalation Dominance’
“You have restraint on your side. He has no restraint. So you lose,” says outgoing French Ambassador Gérard Araud.
It’s Not Too Late to Stop Turkey From Realigning With Russia
Strains in U.S.-Turkish relations are leading Erdogan into Putin’s embrace. Smart diplomacy and defense assistance can bring America’s NATO ally back into the fold.
The End of an Era
Latvia’s foreign minister on the demise of the U.S. missile treaty with Russia and NATO’s new focus on China.
North Macedonia Gets Coveted Seat at NATO’s Table
The small Balkan country hopes to officially join the alliance by year’s end, the foreign minister says in interview.
The Outdated Alliance?
On NATO’s 70th anniversary, it is time for burden shedding—not burden sharing.
NATO Needs Solidarity for Its 70th Birthday
Trump should dial back the admonishment and offer allies the chance to unite over common purpose.
Could NATO Be the Downfall of Angela Merkel’s Government?
A fight over defense spending could soon split Germany’s ruling coalition.
Ukraine’s Election Is a Mess—and That’s Exactly What Putin Wants
A chaotic campaign, feuding oligarchs, and Russian disinformation efforts have combined to shake public faith in the electoral process.
Scandinavia Won’t Be Russia’s Next Target
Mikheil Saakashvili’s country was a victim of Putin’s aggression. Finland and Sweden won’t be.
Trump Wants NATO’s Eyes on China
The Trump administration says countering Beijing’s cyber and commercial power should be a priority for the alliance.
Russia’s Next Land Grab Won’t Be in an Ex-Soviet State. It Will Be in Europe.
First he came for Georgia, then for Ukraine. Vladimir Putin’s next target is likely to be a non-NATO nation in the EU.
Don’t Believe the Russian Hype
Moscow’s missile capabilities in the Baltic Sea region are not nearly as dangerous as they seem.
Europe’s Future Is as China’s Enemy
The continent can save NATO—but only if it takes Washington’s side in its growing struggle with Beijing.