North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)

President Omar al-Bashir, president of Sudan, one of July's forgotten countries
Mainstream Media’s (Four)gotten Countries of July 2017

While the media spotlight shines on a few high-profile countries, four forgotten countries (Lithuania, Yemen, Sudan, and Morocco) operate under the radar.

NATO’s Russian Ballet Latvia
NATO’s Russian Ballet

How leaders in Riga and other front line NATO capitals conduct the delicate dance between asserting their national identities and managing relations with their Russian minorities could mean the difference between war and peace.

Tweeting and Deleting NATO into a Crisis: Trump and Obama’s Troubling Messages
Tweeting and Deleting NATO into a Crisis: Trump and Obama’s Troubling Messages

In his recent trip to Europe for the NATO summit, President Trump was supposed to reassure the NATO allies but then deleted reference to Article V from his remarks. Obama also sent troubling messages to our allies.

Germany at Our Throat or Feet Germany Role in World
Germany at Our Throat or Feet?

There are several famous sardonic quotes about Germany’s role in the world. One is Churchill’s 1943 remark after Germany surrendered in North Africa: “The Hun is always either at your throat or your feet.”

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.