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December 24, 2020

How NATO Manages the “Bear” and the “Dragon”

ScienceDirect | In March 2020, the secretary-general of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Jens Stoltenberg, convened a “reflection group” to....

December 16, 2020

Two Possible Futures An outlook on EU-US relations

Köerber Stiftung |Things will not go back to the way they were before 2016. Regardless of how one thinks Donald Trump handled the relationship with Europe and with....

October 7, 2020

Why The Pentagon Should Focus On Taiwan

War On the Rocks |China is now the official “pacing threat” for the U.S. armed forces. Simply put, the Pentagon considers the People’s Liberation Army its most serious competition. ....

October 1, 2020

A View from the United States: Unwilling to Let “the End of History” Go

ZeitenwendeWendezeiten | From the US perspective, the era of “the end of history” is over. America is internalizing that and increasingly determined to concentrate on great power competition....

October 1, 2020

A New Bargain

Internationale Politik | The rapid rise of China is inevitably forcing a major shift in the US-European relationship. It is time for both sides to root the transatlantic bond in shared interests, rather than often ill-defined values. Fortunately, such a basis exists.....

September 30, 2020

How to Trim the Defense Budget Without Harming U.S. Security

Foreign Policy | As the COVID-19 pandemic drags on and its economic toll grows, politicians and observers on both sides of the U.S. political divide have called for cuts to the national security budget in order to free up funds for more pressing items...

September 4, 2020

The Ideology Delusion America’s Competition With China Is Not About Doctrine

Foreign Affairs | Bipartisanship is exotic these days in the United States, but the two parties do share something: a deep concern about China. Asked....

September 1, 2020

Europe belongs on Washington’s Side

Internationale Politik | A new reality is forcing US foreign policy to make fundamental changes...

August 21, 2020

The Habsburgs: To Rule the World’ Review: An Ideal Empire

The Wall Street Journal | Zbigniew Brzezinski used to tell the story of how his mother would bake a cake every year to mark the birthday of the Habsburg emperor Franz Joseph....

May 7, 2020

Containing China Will Be Complicated

WSJ Opinion | The Covid-19 pandemic has convinced many that the U.S. must fundamentally change its policy toward China....