The Russian president has a free hand to pursue his policies as long as European governments give him the reins to do so.
Major changes in the global nuclear landscape may soon put renewed pressure on the nuclear dimension of NATO’s deterrence strategy.
Diplomats, parliamentarians, and journalists at the 2018 Munich Security Conference highlight today’s most consequential global threats.
Better EU defense integration may be bad news for the alliance—but the US is wrong to oppose it.
Each year, barely perceptible tectonic movements pull Europe and North America a few inches further apart. These days “continental drift” applies to geopolitics at least as much as it does to geology. But there is still space for meaningful transatlantic cooperation.
Unless Europeans resolve their tension between being part of a place and becoming a global player, others will decide Europe’s strategic future.
If the international system is moving toward great-power competition, having a Europe that is more integrated, including on defense issues, and better able to withstand pressure from Russia and China ultimately serves America’s own interest.
Years of spending cuts have left the Dutch armed forces unable to meet even NATO’s Article 5 commitments.
The 2018 U.S. National Defense Strategy appears destined to fall short of fully satisfying American allies.
Germany’s complicated relationship with nuclear weapons could turn into a big risk for European security.