The European Union’s defense and security review can open the way to a Europe-only use of military power.
The move from French conventional subs to U.S.-UK boats will be fraught with problems even after President Macron’s anger has abated
The Minsk Protocol is under attack. But the problem is not the deal, it’s one of the signatories.
The glimmer of hope is that Russia might be more willing to avoid miscalculation and tactical errors with NATO and its allies
If Europe is not taken seriously in global security, the fault lies at home.
The last time that Russia and its allies exercised as many as 70,000 personnel on its western borders during Zapad-17, the enormous, treaty-busting military maneuvers caused widespread unease in the Baltic states and those other neighbors with recent memories of Soviet occupation.
The announcement of the new advanced technology-sharing pact between Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States (Aukus) signals increasing alignment of the three allies on the threat from China.
Russia and its friends are beginning huge military exercises on its western borders, presenting the alliance with challenges and opportunities.
There are reasons to be fearful for America’s friends but the threat of U.S. disengagement is being exaggerated, even in the Caucasus.
The security of the Baltic Sea region will continue to be determined by the climate of east-west relations and EU-NATO cohesion.