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.
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.
Given Washington’s “pivot” toward Asia, you would think Europe would be doing more to provide for its own military defense. You would be wrong.
The armed forces, so far, have gotten away relatively lightly among the drastic cuts that have affected health care, transportation, and education.
Over the course of a decade, Turkey has transformed itself from a status quo-oriented, peripheral member of NATO to an emerging power with an ambition to shape regional power dynamics.
Between now and 2014, the 50 countries participating in the NATO-led mission in Afghanistan will have to empty their military bases and leave the landlocked country.