After the deadly attacks in Paris on November 13, the United States and Europe meet to discuss a more unified response to the threat of the Islamic State.
The West and Turkey should meet the Islamic State threat with counterterrorism and border control measures. That may not be a military operation, but it is a big challenge.
Germany has expressed its readiness to join the coalition of the willing against the Islamic State. But can the country’s military forces live up to its NATO engagement?
After U.S. President Barack Obama’s speech on dealing with the Islamic State, questions remain on whether he will live up to expectations and lead the West out of international security threats.
The security risks in the Middle East will strengthen Turkey’s partnership with Western allies.
During his trip to Europe, U.S. President Barack Obama has tried to rally his European counterparts to form a united front against Moscow’s annexation of Crimea.
At December’s European Council summit, European defense topped the agenda for EU leaders. One key issue under discussion was pooling and sharing of military capabilities.
While Europeans still support President Obama, they have lowered their expectations of what he will accomplish politically.