Despite U.S. President Donald Trump’s criticism of NATO, the United States continues to be very supportive of the alliance on the ground.
As 2017 ebbs, Europe can expect a bumpy ride in the coming months, not least because of the impact of the digital revolution on democracy.
Europeans can take some solace from Trump’s support for NATO and the EU. But the U.S. president will want value for money.
Europe’s largest economy needs to recognize that a new Atlanticist pact is needed if the West is to protect its liberal values.
If NATO is to remain effective, the security needs of its Southern neighborhood must be countered by a more sustainable and ambitious strategy.
While the EU is celebrating PESCO, Paris is preparing for closer defense cooperation outside the union.
Moscow is engaged in a hybrid war against the West. The West’s response amounts to muddling through.
NATO’s forward presence is meant to discourage Russia from escalating and to give Moscow reasons to seek a nonmilitary solution. Will this strategy succeed?
PESCO may be limited, but it’s not inconsequential. At minimum, the deal will put EU governments under fresh pressure to spend more on defense.
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.