As NATO leaders gather for their most important summit in years, they are set to make two major decisions that will radically transform the alliance’s outlook.
The lack of a shared threat perception among NATO allies has often hampered the organization’s ability to act decisively. Will Russia and the Islamic State change that?
Western sanctions and NATO’s threats are no deterrence when it comes to thwarting Putin’s ambitions. What might stop him is his own combustible southern flank.
Angela Merkel’s efforts in trying to stop Russia from going to war in Ukraine have all but failed. She needs to change her strategy toward Vladimir Putin.
Nuclear deterrence has served the world well for many decades. Stability could be maintained if arsenals approached—but did not reach—zero.
The security risks in the Middle East will strengthen Turkey’s partnership with Western allies.
It is time for NATO members to engage in a real strategic debate about why defense matters and what must be done to uphold both the transatlantic relationship and its values.
It is time for all NATO countries to engage in a real strategic debate about why defense matters and what members should do to uphold the transatlantic relationship.
Even as the scars of the economic crisis and the siren call of populist politicians tempt them to turn inwards, governments must reaffirm the value of the Atlantic Alliance.
Russia has been conducting troop exercises on Ukraine’s border. But an invasion would not trigger a NATO military response—and probably not even strong economic sanctions.