Trump’s attitude may help the EU to come up with a common defence strategy, overcoming the risk that each state will keep minding its own business.
Hacked emails published by DC Leaks reveal General Philip Breedlove, NATO commander in Europe during the war in Ukraine, putting pressure on Obama for a military response to Russia. Which fortunately never happened.
Amidst many fine words about Ukraine, at the summit in Warsaw NATO has shown a clear exit strategy.
Having (apparently) archived the war in Ukraine and deescalated the one in Syria, there is a place where Moscow doesn't lower its weapons. It is the Arctic region, where NATO and Russia face off in a simulated war that is cold not only for the climate.
Turkey, NATO and the European Union must confront similar problems: the fight against IS and the refugee emergency.
The Great Alliance seems to be toiling to keep up with a constantly changing world, as it works on its geographical expansion without updating its military or political strategies.
In July a NATO summit will be held in Warsaw. This is a chance to prove that it’s ready to defend member states from all threats, wherever they hail from.
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