Ukraine Needs a Clear Path to NATO Membership
Russia’s recent aggression along its border shows why Kyiv needs decisive action from the alliance.
NATO Killed Civilians in Libya. It’s Time to Admit It.
The alliance bombing campaign had a devastating toll—but, a decade after the war, leaders have still not taken responsibility.
NATO Needs to Deal With China Head-On
The Western alliance is unprepared to counter the direct and growing challenge from Beijing.
America Is Going the Same Way as the Soviets in Afghanistan
The Soviet withdrawal was a disaster. The U.S. version looks eerily similar.
America Is Back. Europe, Are You There?
Europeans say they want cooperation with Washington. Their latest actions speak a different language.
Key Republican Lessons for Biden’s Global Agenda
Five former officials from the Trump and George W. Bush administrations share their foreign-policy advice for the new team.
French Ambassador: EU Working Toward ‘Common Action’ With Biden on Iran, COVID-19
But Philippe Etienne says France won’t surrender its dream of “strategic autonomy.”
Biden Can’t Fight Corruption Without Help From Europe
To stop drug traffickers, criminals, and kleptocrats from laundering their loot, the United States and EU must join forces.
NATO, We Want to Go to War With You
Wargames can provide essential cybersecurity training for soldiers. But they won’t succeed unless the players confront real, independent hackers.
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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.
For the West, There Is No Road Back to a Time Before Trump
Europeans are relieved by Biden’s victory but will be very disappointed if they don’t heed the lessons of the past four years.
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.