One war Europe won’t join

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 […]

Is an EU army coming?

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.

European defence in the age of Trump means actually taking responsibilities

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 […]

U.S. military spending in Europe: whatever happened to “Make ’em pay”?

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 […]

De Réckbléck vun der Woch [28/2017]

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