North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)

Lessons Learned, Relearned, and Unlearned in Afghanistan
Lessons Learned, Relearned, and Unlearned in Afghanistan

In the almost-19 years since they dispatched their military to Afghanistan, US policymakers and the people they represent have learned, relearned, and unlearned several lessons.

NATO is Finally Waking Up, Trying to Deter Russia
NATO is Finally Waking Up, Trying to Deter Russia

After years of crossing their fingers and hoping for the best, NATO members are rebuilding their military capabilities, preparing for worst-case scenarios, and posturing the alliance for deterrence.

Is a Transatlantic Breakup Coming? Five Geopolitical Trends to Watch in Europe in 2020
Is a Transatlantic Breakup Coming? Five Geopolitical Trends to Watch in 2020

An outright transatlantic breakup isn’t imminent today, but some European countries may eventually try to balance the US and China geopolitically.

Europe and the Crisis of American Preeminence: Germany’s Place in the Global Balance of Power
Europe and the Crisis of American Preeminence: Germany’s Place in the Global Balance of Power

The German question has returned, along with the greatest foreign policy issue facing Americans regarding the European balance of power.

The Self-Fulfilling Prophecy of American Fatigue
The Self-Fulfilling Prophecy of American Fatigue

A buzzword in the foreign policy world right now is fatigue. But according to the well-respected Chicago Council on Global Affairs Survey, 69 percent of Americans support the US taking an active role in world affairs.

Alliances for Democracy

This week I attended in Washington, DC, the annual gathering of the International Democratic Union, a coalition of over 70…

A Christian Case for Humanitarian Intervention
A Christian Case for Humanitarian Intervention

In the ceaseless struggle between civilization and barbarism, America has tipped the scales toward civilization, toward freedom and justice. In many ways, it has organized its national life—its economic, military, and moral resources—toward this end. Are we still up to the task?

After 70 Years, What Happens to NATO Next?
After 70 Years, What Happens to NATO Next?

As NATO has expanded and with less clarity on concrete enemies, allies have grown further apart.

What You Should Know About NATO
What You Should Know About NATO

Foreign ministers from NATO members are gathering in Washington this week to mark the military alliance’s seventieth anniversary. Here’s what you should know about one of the oldest and most successful defense pacts in history.