Germany’s armed forces are so badly equipped that they would be unable to support another NATO mission. This is bad news for Germany and for the EU’s foreign policy ambitions.
NATO’s new boss, Jens Stoltenberg, enters office at a crucial time of strategic positioning for the alliance. He has a number of difficult tasks ahead of him.
NATO has been almost completely absent in the debate about how to deal with the Islamic State. That is down to a number of fundamental differences among members of the alliance.
Every week, a selection of leading experts answer a new question from Judy Dempsey on the foreign and security policy challenges shaping Europe’s role in the world.
Putin is not an irrational foreign policy actor, but the absence of a bigger strategy on his part means that the EU still has an opening to influence relations with Russia.
The Kremlin is weakening Ukraine’s independence and eroding other parts of Eastern Europe. The West lacks the long-term resolve to deal with Russia’s actions.
Women, who not only offer moral support, but also combatant support in the field, contribute—directly or indirectly—to an industry of death, as they strive for the inexorable march of jihadism, and the extermination of those they see as “impious” and “apostates.”
In this publication, Rasmussen reflects on the state of the Euro-Atlantic order as his tenure as the secretary general of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) comes to a close.
As NATO faces multiple security challenges—from a revisionist Russia in the East to Islamic extremism in the South—it is time for a real strategic debate.
The Ukraine crisis is set to have a profound effect on how the West, particularly Germany and the United States, delineates its foreign policy responsibilities.