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.
How Trump Practices ‘Escalation Dominance’
“You have restraint on your side. He has no restraint. So you lose,” says outgoing French Ambassador Gérard Araud.
Pompeo’s Speech in Brussels Was Tone-Deaf and Arrogant
No one but autocrats wants to buy what he has to sell.
Two Eurocrats and Their Trans-Atlantic Quest to Woo Idaho
Ambassadors try to understand more about Trump’s America by seeing it for themselves.
U.S. Envoy to NATO: A Washington Insider Caught Between Trump and a Hard Place
Kay Bailey Hutchison will have to clean up whatever mess the president leaves behind in Brussels.
Ahead of NATO Summit, U.S. President Exhorts Allies to Pay Up
European officials worry that Trump could roil yet another international summit.
State Department Defends Trump’s Man in Berlin After Diplomatic Firestorm
Some German lawmakers are calling for Ambassador Grenell’s expulsion.
U.S. Close to Imposing Sanctions on European Companies in Russian Pipeline Project
The decision would test already fraught relations with Germany, other allies.
NATO Chief Worried About Fissures Between United States and Europe
In an interview with Foreign Policy, Jens Stoltenberg cautioned against a new arms race with Russia.
Thank Putin, Not Trump, For NATO’s New Defense Spending Boost
NATO allies plan to increase defense spending this year, but Trump can’t take full credit.
Trump Discovers Article 5 After Disastrous NATO Visit
Trump’s public performance in Brussels was a disaster. Behind closed doors, it was even worse.
NATO Frantically Tries to Trump-Proof President’s First Visit
A ‘freaked-out’ NATO braces for Donald Trump’s first meeting of the transatlantic alliance.
White House Rejects Claims Trump Gave Merkel Fake $376 Billion ‘Bill’ For NATO Payments
Because Trump and Merkel’s meeting went so smoothly otherwise.
Tillerson Plan to Skip NATO Meeting Baffles Former Officials
Lawmakers, former officials denounce the move as 'disgraceful.'
Why The Dutch Fear Election Meddling From … America
The Dutch are worried about wealthy American donors backing the far-right “Dutch Donald Trump.”
American Man Politely Informs Brits He Is Their Next King in Newspaper Ad
The madness of King George just got a sequel.
Amid Growing Threats, Germany Plans to Expand Troop Numbers to Nearly 200,000
But former officials and experts say Trump can’t take the credit for this one.
Mattis Issues Ultimatum to NATO
Mattis warns allies to pony up or risk U.S. ‘moderating’ NATO commitment