21 April 2017
Pragmatic Approach Towards Russia - Option or Illusion?
The issue of developing and implementing national policy towards Russia has always been a pertinent subject for post-Soviet states as they have sought...
18 April 2017
Lost in Reaction: The French War on Terror
The newly elected French president will inherit a difficult security situation. A state of emergency has been in effect ever since the outrageous...
11 April 2017
Consequences of Crime and Punishment in Syria
The cruise missile strike ordered on Syria by President Donald Trump in the early morning (local time) of April 7, 2017, was not really a military...
10 April 2017
Missile “show” in East Asia—a headache for NATO?
While the Baltic states and Poland kept themselves busy receiving allied reinforcements in the framework of NATO‘s Enhanced Forward Presence, things...
6 April 2017
Not All Local Politics Is National
It may be Germany’s smallest state. But Saarland suddenly hit international headlines last weekend, as Angela Merkel’s conservatives (CDU) scored an...
4 April 2017
New Protests and Their Future in Russia
On March 26, Russia recalled events that had previously been totally forgotten. Tens of thousands took to the streets in approximately 100 cities from...
23 March 2017
Is There a Fair Burden Sharing Among NATO Allies?
President Donald Trump has continuously stressed that the US spends an “unfair” amount of its defence budget – by far the world’s biggest, around $600...
16 March 2017
European Defence Spending: Turning a Corner?
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg issued his Annual Report this week, including the most recent figures for the Allies’ defence expenditure.