Each year, barely perceptible tectonic movements pull Europe and North America a few inches further apart. These days “continental drift” applies to geopolitics at least as much as it does to geology. But there is still space for meaningful transatlantic cooperation.
Unless Europeans resolve their tension between being part of a place and becoming a global player, others will decide Europe’s strategic future.
If the international system is moving toward great-power competition, having a Europe that is more integrated, including on defense issues, and better able to withstand pressure from Russia and China ultimately serves America’s own interest.
Years of spending cuts have left the Dutch armed forces unable to meet even NATO’s Article 5 commitments.
The 2018 U.S. National Defense Strategy appears destined to fall short of fully satisfying American allies.
Germany’s complicated relationship with nuclear weapons could turn into a big risk for European security.
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.
Turkey’s incursion into Afrin marks a significant move in Ankara’s campaign against the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG).
Three kinds of trouble are bubbling under Europe's surface. The key to preparing for them lies in understanding where and how the political ground is shifting.
Over the past year, European defense collaboration has arguably made more progress than in the past decade.