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.
New actors are contesting the basic norms of statehood, borders, and non-intervention at the local, state, regional, and global levels. But is Europe prepared?
Berlin’s consistent calls to protect multilateralism in the wake of President Donald Trump’s verbal attacks on the post-1945 institutions often ring hollow.
The European Defense Fund holds the potential to fundamentally challenge the nature of the EU as a peace project.
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.