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.
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Racism in international relations, the state of the German armed forces, and Hindu nationalism is creeping into Nepal.
The Sorry State of Germany’s Armed Forces
Trump’s calls to withdraw U.S. troops from the country are impulsive, but Germany isn’t blameless.
Want to Avoid U.S.-Russian Conflict? Keep the Lines Open
Trump’s withdrawal from the Open Skies Treaty hurts the United States most.
The United States Needs German Bases More Than Germany Does
Bases in Europe have always aided American hegemony more than local defense.
Which Way Will Ukraine Swing?
A year after Zelensky’s election, mixed messaging on the country’s relationships with Russia and Europe is raising eyebrows internationally.
NATO Has a New Weak Link for Russia to Exploit
North Macedonia just became NATO’s newest and weakest member. That makes it a ripe target for interference.
NATO Chief Rebukes China Over Coronavirus Disinformation
Stoltenberg says state-backed disinformation campaigns are making the health crisis worse.
As the West Panics, Putin Is Watching
The coronavirus crisis is exposing the West’s weaknesses—and adversaries of the U.S. and EU are paying close attention so they can exploit vulnerabilities in a future conflict.