Nuclear deterrence has served the world well for many decades. Stability could be maintained if arsenals approached—but did not reach—zero.
The security risks in the Middle East will strengthen Turkey’s partnership with Western allies.
It is time for NATO members to engage in a real strategic debate about why defense matters and what must be done to uphold both the transatlantic relationship and its values.
It is time for all NATO countries to engage in a real strategic debate about why defense matters and what members should do to uphold the transatlantic relationship.
Even as the scars of the economic crisis and the siren call of populist politicians tempt them to turn inwards, governments must reaffirm the value of the Atlantic Alliance.
The main feature of German foreign policy is its ambiguity. In none of the key areas of foreign policy does Germany present an image of complete reliability and predictability.
EU efforts to address the security ramifications of climate change have fallen short. Brussels must develop a strategy that produces tangible results on climate security.
After Russia’s seizure of Crimea, Vladimir Putin and the West are now engaged in a much slower match of wits on a chessboard that stretches across most of Eastern Ukraine.
Russia has been conducting troop exercises on Ukraine’s border. But an invasion would not trigger a NATO military response—and probably not even strong economic sanctions.
Russia’s annexation of Crimea and possible future incursions into eastern Ukraine could reshape the geopolitical map of Europe and derail cooperation between Moscow and the West for years to come.