Turkey’s resolve to acquire the Russian strategic defensive weapon system S-400 Triumf raises the prospect of a severe damage to NATO and, by extension, to transatlantic security.
Don’t place bets that a divided EU can successfully navigate a delicate balancing act between a disruptive Trump and an assertive China.
The Helsinki summit painfully underlined that the global order is under a frontal attack—and that the West is struggling to respond.
Putin can only delight in how Trump is doing the Kremlin’s work by sowing discord in the West. Who would have imagined that an American president would have done Russia’s bidding?
President Trump’s hectoring of NATO and Germany could prove counterproductive—or the opposite.
The 2018 NATO summit was more than the United States haranguing and bad mouthing its Europeans allies. It was about an attempt to reorder the transatlantic relationship.
The U.S. president has a very narrow view of American security policy—one that NATO does not necessarily fit into.
The possibility of a grand bargain emerging from the Helsinki summit is low. The Russian president will not be making concessions to his U.S. counterpart.
Military substance has proven to be more important than fiery speeches and digital rhetoric. Let’s see if this NATO summit will prove it.
U.S. President Donald Trump may undo any progress NATO leaders achieve at the 2018 NATO summit when he meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki.