They remember well the failures of the Iraq war and aren’t cowed by Mike Pompeo’s disapproval. Following the killing of Qasem Soleimani by American forces in Iraq, Washington and Tehran have spent days saber-rattling. Recent explosions in front of the U.S. embassy in Baghdad have intensified hostilities—President Trump is making direct threats against Iran on […]
The French president wants the alliance out of the way to make room for a European Union army. President Trump’s position on NATO has been consistent since he campaigned in 2016. His pitch is strong on defense but fiscally conservative: in essence, Trump accuses NATO members of not paying their fair share when it comes […]
Regular readers of my contributions to this site may have noticed that I am in no way a fan of the European Union. Yet even with the EU, the stopped clock principle applies: they have to be right sometimes. And when Federica Mogherini, high representative of the EU for foreign affairs and security policy, said that everyone […]
Click down below to see my latest video on EU Updates. I’m giving my view on why French president Emmanuel Macron needs to go.
President Donald Trump has thrown down the gauntlet by demanding that Europe spend more on defense. And the Europeans have responded—but in the worst way possible.
What do you tell people from countries in which American interventionism could be considered a success, or who were personally helped by American military action?
Click down below to see my latest video on EU Updates. I’m explaining the specifics of the current EU army debate.
Last month, we’ve seen U.S president Donald Trump slam European leaders for their lack of commitment to NATO military spending targets. Trump believes that his European partners are spending too little on defence and says that in the future, they shouldn’t rely on the States to provide for their security. In light of this policy […]
During the 2016 election, Donald Trump repeatedly voiced criticism towards defense spending in Europe. As president, Trump’s administration initially seemed to follow through on this promise: Defense Secretary Mattis gave alliance members one year to ramp up their military budgets to pay their fair share in defense spending. Now that this deadline is about to […]
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