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    U.S. Unpredictability Is Not Reassuring for NATO
    May22

    U.S. Unpredictability Is Not Reassuring for NATO

    Transatlantic TakeOn May 25, the 28 NATO heads of state and government — and pending member Montenegro — will converge on Brussels for a face-to-face meeting on the Alliance’s priorities and challenges today. It will be U.S. President Trump’s first meeting with all NATO members. The meeting presents a clear opportunity for the...

    The Toothlessness of the United Nations
    May19

    The Toothlessness of the United Nations

    Transatlantic TakeDonald Trump’s 11-day trip abroad, beginning in Saudi Arabia, will be his first international trip as president. The trip will set the tone for U.S. diplomatic relations throughout the president’s time in office. Yemen or Ukraine, Syria and Iraq or Southern Sudan, there is no lack of the use of arms of the cruelest...

    Brexit and the British Election
    May16

    Brexit and the British Election

    Photo credit: Drop of Light / Shutterstock.com Brexit came about as a result of leadership failures in the United Kingdom; it was not inevitable. The most egregious error on the road to Brexit was the promise of an “in/out” referendum in the Conservative Party’s 2015 election manifesto in an effort to appease Euroskeptics. It had the...

    Getting Beyond Minsk: Toward a Resolution of the Conflict in Ukraine
    May11

    Getting Beyond Minsk: Toward a Resolution of the Conflict in Ukraine

    Photo credit: dimbar76 / Shutterstock.com The military conflict between Ukraine and Russia remains unresolved. The Minsk diplomatic process, which will be three years old in September 2017, committed Russia to a withdrawal of military forces from the Donbas region and committed Ukraine to constitutional reform and providing special status for the...

    Getting Beyond Minsk
    May11

    Getting Beyond Minsk

    Photo credit: dimbar76 / Shutterstock.com The military conflict between Ukraine and Russia remains unresolved. The Minsk diplomatic process, which will be three years old in September 2017, committed Russia to a withdrawal of military forces from the Donbas region and committed Ukraine to constitutional reform and providing special status for the...

    New Report: Trump Administration Must Cooperate with Europe, Germany Needs to Creatively Boost Defense
    May09

    New Report: Trump Administration Must Cooperate with Europe, Germany Needs to Creatively Boost Defense

    Photo credit: Dmitriy Linchevskiy / Shutterstock.com WASHINGTON – Despite suspicion and misunderstanding on both sides of the Atlantic, U.S. President Donald Trump and his administration must value the importance of the transatlantic relationship to the United States and work with European partners on key challenges like counterterrorism, Russia,...

    What is the Liberal International Order?
    May03

    What is the Liberal International Order?

    Photo credit: Drop of Light / Shutterstock.com In the last five years or so, U.S. and European foreign policy think tanks have become increasingly preoccupied with threats to the set of norms, rules, and institutions known as the liberal international order, especially from “revisionist” rising powers and above all authoritarian powers like China...

    Three Questions with Bruce Jones
    May03

    Three Questions with Bruce Jones

    The Marshall Plan was conceived and implemented 70 years ago. Since then, many aid and development initiatives and institutions of greater scale have been created. Why does the Marshall Plan still matter after 70 years? First of all, I challenge the premise of greater scale. If you look at the percentage of the federal budget that the United...

    Three Questions with James Sherr
    May02

    Three Questions with James Sherr

    Editor’s Note: The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) hosted an event in Warsaw, with a discussion on the common U.S.–European strategy toward Russia. James Sherr is an associate fellow and former head of the Russia and Eurasia Program at Chatham House. He joined the event as a speaker, and we asked him about his views on the...

    Transatlantic Fragmentations and Policy Adaptation: The Security of Europe in 2025
    Apr24

    Transatlantic Fragmentations and Policy Adaptation: The Security of Europe in 2025

    Photo credit: Rokas Tenys / Shutterstock.com. The 2016 NATO Summit in Warsaw was designed around the concept of strategic adaptation. The security environment in which the NATO allies operate has indeed experienced major transformations in recent years, some of which was caused by transatlantic partners themselves. The lessons learned from the...

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