Andrew A. Michta
On Europe & Security
Advantage: Russia
DORIN GOIAN/AFP/Getty Images
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
ROBERTO PFEIL/AFP/Getty Images
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.

Putin's World
NATALIA KOLESNIKOVA/AFP/Getty Images
Russia’s Shadowboxing with NATO

Putin rings in the New Year with a blustery new National Security Strategy.

Rise of the Right
Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images
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.

Terror in Paris
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.

Poland’s Elections
WOJTEK RADWANSKI/AFP/Getty Images
No, the Sky Isn’t Falling

The Law and Justice party’s sweeping victory in Poland will reshape the country’s politics, but predictions of a euroskeptic lurch are premature.

Ukraine & Syria
Putin’s Pianos

The largest audience for Putin’s Syrian concerto isn’t in the Middle East or the U.S. but in Europe.

The Schengen Wave
FRANCESCO MALAVOLTA/AFP/Getty Images
Europe’s Immigration Problem Is Structural

Europe’s border-free internal zone, one of the EU’s most prized accomplishments, may yet fall as a result of the refugee crisis.

Leadership Crisis
A Stasis in Europe

Germany’s “Watchful Waiting” is the watchword for the Continent.

taken for granted
© Shutterstock
The U.S. Should Invest in a Europe Strategy

Left to its own devices by the U.S., Europe has once again become a problem continent. The Transatlantic community needs to re-discover its common bonds in collective security.

Via Meadia Icon
Daily Feed
Hugging the News Cycle
German Election Watch

Polls in Germany show strong support for Merkel and the status quo—but storm clouds loom beyond Sunday’s elections.

Crude Economics

The UK’s most important energy resource is on the rebound.

Asia's Game of Thrones

As Myanmar cracks down on the Rohingya and the West wags fingers, Beijing sees an opportunity.

The Ethanol Expansion

Corn ethanol may be a good fit for China, but it’s still a disastrous policy here in the United States.

Land of the Rising Gun

As North Korea’s missiles fly over Japan, the debate about Tokyo’s defense posture is heating up.

Russia and the West

NATO is alarmed about Moscow’s major military exercises with Belarus—but too much panic could play right into Russia’s hands.

© The American Interest LLC 2005-2017 About Us Masthead Submissions Advertise Customer Service