Ideas

How Norway Is Folding Civilians into National Defense

Not even the U.S. military can be everywhere, so whole-of-society defense is gaining in importance.

Ideas

There’s a Better Way to Press for NATO Burden-Sharing

An assessment of alliance planning for 2014-18 shows what actually gets members to boost collective defense.

Ideas

Biden Wants to Restore NATO. Macron Is Looking to Move On.

The two leaders appeared to talk past each other at this week’s Munich Security Conference.

Science & Tech

US Army Europe Wants New Hub for Artillery Fire

A new targeting center and mobile artillery-and-cyber teams will dominate the way the Army conducts operations, says Gen. Cavoli.

Ideas

Joe Biden Has a Europe Problem

The new president has a daunting list of foreign-policy challenges. Among the biggest will be managing a longtime ally.

Ideas

Why German Troops Won’t Get Armed Drones

The reasons, which go back to Angela Merkel’s East German upbringing, are leaving the Bundeswehr dependent on allies and partners.

Threats

NATO Gears Up for Biden, Big Decisions on Afghanistan, China

“We are faced with a very hard and difficult dilemma,” NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said in an exclusive interview.

Ideas

The World Is Never Going Back to Normal

Other countries are learning to live without America. Biden can’t restore the pre-Trump status quo.

Ideas

Europe Can’t Blame Donald Trump Anymore

The question for the Continent’s leaders now is whether they can agree on what they are collectively for, not just what they are against.

Ideas

Worth Preserving: US Military Posture in Germany

Any adjustments to U.S. force posture in Europe should focus first and foremost on sustaining or strengthening readiness.

Ideas

The US Should Remove Its Nukes from Europe

There’s no prudent use case, and their non-stealthy fighter jets can’t deliver them anyway.

Ideas

Why Trump’s Retreat from US Allies Could Have Nuclear Consequences

For decades, America gave allies and partners good reason to shelve their nuclear-weapons efforts.

Policy

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.”

Ideas

A Potentially Deadly Blow to NATO

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

Ideas

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.

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