On Europe & Security
Partial Answers to the Russia Question
In the run-up to July’s NATO summit, the question for the United States remains what kind of commitments will convince Moscow to take NATO’s Article 5 guarantees seriously.
Merkel’s Twilight Begins
There is one enduring lesson from Angela Merkel’s big political defeat this weekend that bears repeating on both sides of the Atlantic: This is what happens when you don’t listen to your citizens.
Europe Begins to Worry
Whoever wins in November, Europeans fear that collective security and Transatlantic relations will not return to center stage.
Moldova: Where Putin Could Score Next
A massive corruption scandal, a reeling pro-European government, and a breakaway region currently home to Russian troops: All the ingredients are in place for a crisis on NATO’s southern flank.
Twilight of the Elites
The rise of the political right in Europe signals a potentially enduring change in public sentiment that could reorder the core tenets of the European project.
Will the West Mobilize to Defend Itself?
The Paris attacks are another wake-up call for the West. We need to protect our borders, meet the enemy where he lives, and remind ourselves of the values we stand for.