North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)

Merkel’s Nostalgia for the Obama Presidency Is Hurting U.S.-German Relations
Merkel’s Nostalgia for the Obama Presidency Is Hurting U.S.-German Relations

U.S.-German relations are currently at a low point, but the fault does not rest solely with President Trump. German Chancellor Angela Merkel deserves blame.

FDR and the Liberal International Order
FDR and the Liberal International Order

Nigel Hamilton’s Commander in Chief reveals Franklin Roosevelt formulated at a very early phase a clear vision for how a liberal international order should look post-World War II.

What You Should Know About Kurdish Fighters
What You Should Know About Kurdish Fighters

In the effort to fight ISIS in Syria, the U.S. government has recently approved supplying arms to Kurdish YPG fighters. But a key NATO ally, Turkey, has condemned the action, claiming the U.S. is empowering the PKK, a Kurdish terrorist group. Here is what you should know about the Kurdish fighters involved.

US Russia Alliance Why Russia Can’t Be America’s Ally: What Putin Doesn’t Want You to Know About Moscow’s Persecution of Christians and Covert Support for Radical Islamists
Why Russia Can’t Be America’s Ally: What Putin Doesn’t Want You to Know About Moscow’s Persecution of Christians and Covert Support for Radical Islamists

The growing trend among conservatives to support Putin’s Russia is problematic because Russian President Vladimir Putin and the Russian Orthodox Church (ROC) engage in activities that run directly contrary to U.S. national security objectives, values of Western civilization writ large, and teaching of Christian scripture.

Emmanuel Macron and France’s Role in the World
Emmanuel Macron and France’s Role in the World

After defeating Marine Le Pen in a historic landslide victory, Emmanuel Macron must learn what it means to be president as quickly as possible, for the good of both France and the world.

The Libya Intervention: A Just War Unjustly Disowned
The Libya Intervention: A Just War Unjustly Disowned

It is said that victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan. In the case of NATO’s military intervention in Libya six years ago, both sides of the adage seem to apply.

The Syrian Airstrike: Measured, Discriminate, & Just
The Syrian Airstrike: Measured, Discriminate, & Just

A necessary punitive act watched by China, North Korea, Iran, and Russia.

Does Europe “Owe” the U.S. Billions in NATO Funding?
Does Europe “Owe” the U.S. Billions in NATO Funding?

Does Germany—or any other NATO member—“owe” NATO billions of dollars? Here’s what you should know about how NATO is funded.

Bearing the Burden

With the Middle East on fire, Europe on edge, Russia on the march, and China on the rise, America’s interlocking system of alliances is more important now than at any time since the beginning of the Cold War.