Europe

GOP Lawmakers Hammer Trump’s Germany Troop Withdrawals

The top Republican on the Armed Services Committee blamed “a couple of White House staffers” who “hadn’t thought through the consequences.”

A Potentially Deadly Blow to NATO

A former member of Trump’s NSC decries the plan to pull U.S. troops from Germany.

Nobody Wants America to Rule the World

Foreign confidence in the U.S. is sinking even faster than the share of Americans who see the benefits of engagement beyond our borders.

How Washington Should Handle Turkey's Summer of Flex

Turkey looks less like a treaty ally and more like a competitor.

NATO Needs to Focus on the Black Sea

William of Ockham would like a word with those who worry more about a potential Russian invasion of the Baltics than ongoing interventions in the Balkans.

US to Begin Removing 12,000 Troops From Germany ‘Within Weeks’

The Pentagon says this is about Russia. Trump says it’s about Germany.

What a Shift in Britain's Foreign Policy Means for the US

Britain seems to be rejoining the fray, thinking strategically again.

Critics, Allies Wonder What Trump’s Trying to Achieve with Troop Cuts

One GOP lawmaker worries “it’s going to hurt U.S. strategic interests more than it’s going to punish Germany.”

Defund the Europeans

The U.S. never intended its German garrison to be permanent.

Cool It With the ‘America In Decline’ Talk

Clear-eyed assessment, not reductive defeatism, is required to develop a foreign policy that meets U.S. interests.

Estonia Already Lives Online. Why Can’t the United States?

Using secure identification, people there can bank, apply for government assistance, file for sick leave, order prescriptions, and get medical care—all online.

A Foreign General Is Helping to Lead US Army Europe. Other Commands Should Take Heed

The German military sends its best to serve as an American general’s chief of staff, to everyone’s benefit.

The Pandemic’s Geopolitical Aftershocks Are Coming

Western capitals aren’t just worried about the risk of a resurgence in coronavirus cases.

Europe Was Just Getting Better at Moving Militaries

With Russia, China, and the coronavirus to worry about, reliably being able to move allied forces across the continent should remain a priority.

We Need an Atlantic Charter for the Post-Coronavirus Era

This moment presents a once-in-a-century opportunity for American leaders to wrest a better future.