Germany's new commitment to increasing its defense spending and modernizing its military will take years to pay dividends.
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Putin's brutal war not only aims to reclaim a sovereign democracy under his autocratic rule but also signals globally the strength of the authoritarian grip. The democratic community’s response sends a message to Putin and to other authoritarians with similar ambitions.
In the event of an armed attack, the United States “reserves the right to determine for itself what military action, if any, is appropriate.”
Europe is anticipating a world in which Russia is weaker but no less dangerous.
It's not clear that countries providing support to Ukraine have considered the consequences of a long-term conflict.
As events continue to unfold, it’s helpful to rehash some relevant background about NATO’s role.
Commentators trying to pass blame for the handling of the Afghanistan withdrawal get the alliance's role in the conflict wrong.
Chancellor Merkel is leaving office, but fundamental change in Germany’s foreign policy is unlikely.
As the U.S. transitions to a new administration, it is important to reflect on the Trump administration’s approach to NATO and evaluate whether the treaty itself provides legal mechanisms to address current issues within the alliance.
Since a lethal airstrike against Turkish forces in Syria on Feb. 27, speculation has been rife as to whether Turkey could request military assistance under Article 5 of the North Atlantic Treaty. At least for now, such speculation is misplaced.