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NATO’s New Challenge in East Asia

NATO’s New Challenge in East Asia

US President Joe Biden used the occasion of his trip to Europe for the G7 summit to attend his first NATO meeting. His influence on the meeting appeared unambiguously when a communiqué by the NATO alliance designated China’s influence on the world stage as a military challenge.  NATO...

Has Macron Given NATO a Much Needed Wake-Up Call?

Has Macron Given NATO a Much Needed Wake-Up Call?

In a recent interview with The Economist, French President Emmanuel Macron shocked fellow NATO allies by calling the organization “brain dead.” His words, described as “astonishingly candid,” received a harsh rebuke from Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel as well as from Turkey’s...

The NATO Clone in the Middle East

The NATO Clone in the Middle East

Donald Trump and Saudi Arabia have agreed to clone NATO in the Middle East, presumably to show who’s boss. The Daily Devil's Dictionary reports. At the end of the latest Gulf Cooperation Council summit, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir revealed that the Saudis have been working with the...

Europe Must Face Down Russia’s Security Threat

Europe Must Face Down Russia’s Security Threat

Building resilience within Western societies must constitute a new priority. “Fear isn't so difficult to understand. After all, weren't we all frightened as children? Nothing has changed since Little Red Riding Hood faced the big bad wolf. What frightens us today is exactly the same sort of...

What’s Behind Trump’s Assault on Europe?

What’s Behind Trump’s Assault on Europe?

Trump is attacking Europe and siding with Russia for political — not just personal — reasons. Donald Trump didn’t fly to Europe to meet with NATO, European leaders and Russian President Vladimir Putin. He got there by stepping through the looking glass. Once on the other side, Trump made a...

The US President Attacks NATO

The US President Attacks NATO

How else can one describe President Trump’s constant and pointless tirade against the Western world’s most successful and effective alliance? Former US Ambassador Gary Grappo explains. It’s not a headline anyone would ever have expected. Established to protect the recovering nations of...

We Won’t Be Mourning NATO Any Time Soon

We Won’t Be Mourning NATO Any Time Soon

Whatever Donald Trump says or does in Brussels, it will not be the end of NATO. As the NATO summit in Brussels started its second day in disarray, what used to be an eventless and business-as-usual reconfirmation of unity and strength of the Atlantic alliance has turned into a power play between...

How to Achieve Nuclear Disarmament

How to Achieve Nuclear Disarmament

The only real solution to nuclear security is to strengthen the existing Nonproliferation Treaty. At the end of March, roughly 120 nations concluded the first round of negotiations on a new treaty to ban nuclear weapons. Visibly absent from the conference were the five permanent members of...

Whither Europe, Whither the World

Whither Europe, Whither the World

A crumbling Europe consumed by nationalism, petty infighting and aggression could have an impact on the international order. The international order is under siege in Europe. European Union (EU) and NATO nations once worked alongside the United States to expand a liberal, rules-based order...

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