As the Trump administration finds its feet on foreign policy, there are both promising and worrying signs to which Europeans should pay close attention.
Boosting NATO’s troop numbers in northeastern Europe is a major step forward for the alliance, but allies cannot rest in the face of the region’s dynamic security environment.
The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe is overstretched, underfunded, and assailed on all sides, yet its work has never been so essential.
The NATO secretary general should use his meeting with the U.S. president on April 12 to convey important messages on terrorism and defense spending.
U.S. President Donald Trump may not be popular in France, but some of his views on defense and security could be considered typical French positions.
The relationship between the EU and Iran cannot prosper if relations between the United States and Iran deteriorate.
Together, France and Germany can live up to the daunting responsibility of coordinating their growing defense budgets in a way that benefits Europe.
Talk of a European nuclear deterrent might be welcome in Washington, but such a scheme would do very little to help Europe tackle the biggest challenges it faces.
A European Security Council based on the U.S. model could do wonders for the development of a European strategic community beyond the policy wonks in the Brussels bubble.
The EU treaties allow willing and capable member states to cooperate more closely on defense. But it is hard to believe that this mechanism will add much to EU security efforts.