While Europeans still support President Obama, they have lowered their expectations of what he will accomplish politically.
Angela Merkel’s long-time friend, Defense Minister Thomas de Maizière, is fighting for his political survival because of a deepening scandal over the expense of Germany’s failed effort to develop a surveillance drone.
Member states still do not think and act strategically when it comes to strengthening Europe's foreign and security policy.
Turkey and the United States should promote a regional initiative on Syria that includes Iran if they are to prevent the crisis from further undermining regional stability.
After President Obama’s visit to Jerusalem last month, there were high hopes in Washington and NATO for a turning point in relations between Israel and Turkey.
The Atlantic alliance needs to be renewed with an effective trans-Atlantic rebalancing.
With Europe no longer a strategic priority for the United States, and radical constraints on the U.S. defense budget, now is the time for Europe to take more ownership of its defense and security.
A number of areas may prove challenging for allied governments, Alliance politicians, or other international actors in supporting and sustaining NATO's new contributions to international stability.
In 2001, both Americans and Europeans spoke of building democracy in Afghanistan. Now the priority has shifted toward making the country stable and making Afghans responsible for security.
If member states want EU foreign policy to become more relevant, they cannot continue to dismiss hard power as a tool for the EU.