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.
16 March 2017
The Dutch-Turkish Row: Can It Be Solved?
If you want to make an argument pointless, call your opponent a ‘Nazi’. That is exactly what happened between the Netherlands and Turkey recently,...
13 March 2017
Poland – An Increasingly Important Ally in the Defence of NATO’s Eastern Flank
The decision at NATO’s Warsaw Summit in 2016 to establish an enhanced forward presence in the Baltic States and Poland was highly valued in Poland....