U.S. President Donald Trump is unpopular in Germany, but Berlin will likely continue to cooperate with Washington where interests align and criticize U.S. policies it disagrees with.
To prepare for future nuclear crises that will affect Europe, the next German government must double down on its role of building bridges in the nuclear realm.
A number of recent defense proposals could add real value to European military efforts, but first they will require much more buy-in from national defense ministries.
The West must be more tolerant of Russia’s rhetorical hyperbole to guard against both the most dangerous and the most likely challenges emanating from Moscow.
Both London and Brussels have a strong interest in starting work now to forge a defense partnership for the time when Britain has left the European Union.
Germany has become a key target of Russia’s attempts to influence decisionmakers and agitate populations in the West. Berlin should take steps to deal with these threats.
As Russia builds up its maritime capabilities in the North Atlantic, NATO should take concrete and visible steps to enhance its presence in the area.
Berlin’s framework nations concept is the centerpiece of a new interlinked European system of defense that binds Germany to its core.
Developments before and after the 2017 G20 Summit in Hamburg have brought new elements into East-West relations, and the Minsk peace process.
Could the creation of a common defense project help Europe move toward deeper economic integration?