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Andrew A. Michta
On Europe & Security
Of Peasants and Pitchforks
A Wake Up Call for Western Elites

Rebellion is stirring in the West, and maybe that’s not a bad thing.

After the Summit
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NATO Must Invest Real Money to Stay in Business

Europe has yet another chance to get serious about defense spending. Will it squander the moment?

Countdown to the NATO Summit
After Brexit, Europe’s Security Will Get Even More Complicated

The UK’s vote to leave the European Union will make Europe more inward looking and less able to act.

Countdown to the NATO Summit
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Demography and Migration Are Reshaping the Transatlantic Alliance

If demographic projections hold, NATO is in even bigger trouble than we thought.

Countdown to the NATO Summit
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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.

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The Return of “In-Between” Europe

Geopolitics has returned to Europe not because history has been forgotten, but because it has been remembered all too well.

Migration and Its Discontents
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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.

Clinton v. Trump?
Europe Begins to Worry

Whoever wins in November, Europeans fear that collective security and Transatlantic relations will not return to center stage.

Advantage: Russia
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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.

Post-Cologne Europe
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The EU Must Secure Its External Borders

Elite failure to manage the growing migrant crisis is putting the future of the European project at risk.

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Turkey’s "NINO" Status

The days when NATO could command the loyalty of its members, necessitating that they handle disputes with co-parties discreetly, are long past.

Frack Baby Frack

We’re heading into uncharted waters, thanks to shale.

the family and the state

A U.K. death panel has forced parents to abandon hope for their baby’s life.

Game of Thrones

A Chinese spokesperson called for an end to joint drilling operations between Spain’s Repsol and Vietnam.

Pop!

Chinese consumers have more money than ever, and they still want to buy more real estate.

Shale 2.0

The industry is hurting from equipment and personnel shortages.

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