Moscow’s recognition of both Abkhazia and South Ossetia as independent states in 2008 has benefited no one—including the two territories and Russia itself.
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.
President Trump’s hectoring of NATO and Germany could prove counterproductive—or the opposite.
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.
A selection of experts answer a new question from Judy Dempsey on the foreign and security policy challenges shaping Europe’s role in the world.
Donald Trump’s foreign policy is an extension of the harsh quality of American politics: combative, lonely, and winner-take-all.
Whatever President Trump says and thinks about the relevance of NATO, so far the alliance has coped with crises and criticism.
Allies are divided and the stakes have never been higher heading into the 2018 NATO summit.
The forgotten war in eastern Ukraine is intensifying again.
NATO isn’t providing the security the Polish government has long wanted. Warsaw is not sure the Trump administration will either.
Washington underestimates the strength of attachment in Paris and Berlin to the current Iran deal, as well as the depth of differences between Europe and the United States on how to stabilize the Middle East.
Armenia’s new prime minister has so far taken a tough stance on the unresolved Karabakh conflict with Azerbaijan. The moribund Karabakh peace process needs shaking up—but not too much.
Europe can abandon its ambitions as a global player until Germany breaks out of its comfort zone.
The gap between U.S. and EU views on Ukraine is hindering an effective Western strategy to end the war in the country’s eastern region.
The French president has his work cut out in persuading Trump to appreciate the benefits of multilateralism and the transatlantic relationship.
The repeated use of chemical weapons in Syria has exposed the lack of principles and interests in Germany’s response.
NATO faces a dilemma over criticizing member states that undermine democracy and the rule of law and disclose information that might endanger an ally.
Failing to reach a compromise on EU defense policies not only affects relations between France and Germany, it jeopardizes European security.