In a time of worsening security in the neighborhood and uncertainty about relations with the United States, traditional European alliances are beginning to falter.
The alliance’s reflex is to shy away from political discussions. This doesn’t bode well when it comes to even thinking about developing a shared strategic outlook toward China.
The EU is right to take a more comprehensive approach to the Middle East and resist attempts to demonize Iran, but it must carefully craft its approach to avoid endangering the security alliance with the US that it depends on.
Diplomats, parliamentarians, and experts at the 2019 Munich Security Conference weigh in on the future of global leadership.
In a time of transatlantic uncertainty, any further divergence between Europe and the United States becomes a net win for Russia.
The German chancellor discarded caution, discarded her notes, and discarded diplomatic niceties.
The differences between NATO allies seem to be about intentions, outcomes, and the meaning of values.
This year’s Munich Security Conference will expose the increasing drift of the EU, perhaps even more than the transatlantic rift.
U.S. policy toward Central Europe is driven by a blend of mercantilism and great power competition, with a dash of U.S. domestic politics. It also opens opportunities for cooperation with the EU.
It’s not too late for Poland to let go of the mirage of “Fort Trump” and pursue a more realistic security policy in collaboration with its European and NATO allies.