North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)

NATO Summit Wasn't a Complete Disaster, but Trump Is Undermining the Alliance
Trump Undermined Alliance at NATO Summit

Destroying institutions like NATO rarely happens in a spectacular blowup. Rather, it happens through a gradual undermining of members’ commitments and values.

One More Item for NATO’s To-Do List: The Arctic
One More Item for NATO’s To-Do List: The Arctic

America and NATO’s interests in the Arctic—which include territorial integrity, sovereignty, resource exploration and development, trade, and freedom of navigation—are under threat because of Russia’s actions.

Ungrateful Allies: The United States and NATO
Ungrateful Allies: The United States and NATO

Yes, the NATO allies must do their part. President Trump is right to demand they do more to provide for their own defense. At the same time, NATO provides a mechanism to prevent the bloodshed and oppression so prevalent in European history.

Should Trump-Putin Meeting Cause Alarm?
Should Trump-Putin Meeting Cause Alarm?

Christians should not be overly concerned about Trump meeting Putin, for now at least.

Providence Editorial: American Goals for Trump-Putin Summit
Providence Editorial: American Goals for Trump-Putin Summit

What are America’s objectives with Russia? Most chatter about the Trump-Putin summit focuses on their personalities and Russian attempts to influence the 2016 presidential election. We at Providence, as Christian “realists” and Americans, prefer to identify strategic goals that enhance American security and global equilibrium.

Macedonia’s New Name
Macedonia’s New Name

The dispute over Macedonia’s name began in 1991 after the country broke away from Yugoslavia, but now it has decided with Greece on a new name. This is good news for the United States.

America’s Imperfect Ally: Turkey Election is an Opportune Time to Engage
America’s Imperfect Ally: Turkey’s Election is an Opportune Time to Engage

Despite tensions between Ankara and Washington, saving Turkey as an ally is worth it.

Four Steps to Smother the Chaos in Syria
Four Steps to Smother the Chaos in Syria

Syria—with five million refugees, 500,000 dead, the Pandora’s box of chemical warfare reopened, a cesspool of terror groups, and Russians and Americans, Israelis and Iranians shooting at each other—is the very definition of chaos.

US State Department Report Exposes Turkey’s Human Rights Abuses
US State Department Report Exposes Turkey’s Human Rights Abuses

Although Turkish human rights abuses may seem like a secondary concern for the US in light of Turkish threats against US partners in Syria and Turkey’s deepening relationship with Russia and Iran, these issues cannot be separated.