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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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Power Shift

Unlike the United States, this shift isn’t being driven by price.


The normally discreet Gulf Cooperation Council is embroiled in an unusually public spat with Qatar.

WRM Elsewhere

“Brzezinski’s ability to package his depth of insight and breadth of vision into a form that worked in the Washington policy process, and was influential, is really an outstanding accomplishment.”

At Home

A reminder that under the strain of war and political polarization, the United States is slowly becoming an uglier and more dangerous place.

retirement crisis

Young Americans expect to lean more heavily on Social Security when they retire. But the system is underfunded.

Hail Shale

Give shale the credit it’s due this holiday weekend.

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