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Europe's Paper Militaries
Europe's Paper Militaries
German Army Adds Troops for First Time Since End of Cold War

A welcome shift—but a sign of a long way to go.

Europe's Paper Militaries
NATO Spending Still Shrinking

Why let a few wars get in the way of savings?

Europe's Paper Militaries
NATO Spending to Decline in 2015 Despite Russian Threat

Even in the age of Putin, many allies still don’t take defense seriously enough. If not now, when?

Europe's Paper Militaries
Where There’s a Will, There’s a Way

Scandinavians were warriors long before they were hippies.

Europe's Paper Militaries
EU and What Army?

This isn’t going to keep Vladimir Putin up nights.

Europe's Paper Militaries
Just How Little Do Europeans Spend on Defense?

Less than the US, despite 230 million more citizens. A lot less.

Europe's Paper Militaries
German Military Lacks Enough Aircraft to Mount Ebola Rescue

German defense deficiencies glaringly exposed by recent failed mission, damning parliamentary report.

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Horn of Africa

…and that may not be such a bad thing.

The Inauguration

As Donald Trump takes the oath, an essay on the historical forces that have shaped this moment by Walter Russell Mead.


Clearly a lot of frustration for the outgoing American President has been stored up in the Russian psyche.

the roots of populism

If the term “intellectual” only encompasses thinkers on the Left, then it is only natural that right-wing populists would turn it into a slur.

Rebuilding America

Paul Ryan will target $40 in private investment for every $1 his caucus approves in infrastructure spending.

Violence in Myanmar

Many of Myanmar’s long-suffering Rohingyas are now turning to internationally funded Islamist insurgents to resist the government.

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