July 9, 2018President Trump travels to Europe this week for a NATO summit, and he has one number on his mind: 2%—the target level of 2024 defense spending NATO members have set (as percentage of national GDP), but which only about half are on track to achieve.
While the United States should consider the potential contribution of a larger U.S. presence in Europe on the merits, it should approach these issues in a way that strengthens NATO’s cohesion and solidarity.
April 24, 2018
| Boris ToucasMacron’s ambitions are larger than life: he hopes to restructure European politics before 2019, and he posits France as a global actor for innovative solutions for peace with the creation of the future Paris Peace Forum.
April 23, 2018Now is the time for the United States’ closest friends to adapt to these undiplomatic times with a more robust and if necessary confrontational diplomacy to shore up careening U.S. policy and strengthen fundamental bonds.
Greenland has an important role to play in U.S. defense, housing the Thule Air Base and forming an integral link in the U.S. missile defense system. However, an upcoming snap election may call this position into question.
An all-star panel are in place to discuss everything from North Korea to the opioid crisis. Featuring CSIS Senior Vice Presidents Jon Alterman, Heather Conley, Kathleen Hicks, Michael Green, James Lewis, Steve Morrison, and Frank Verrastro.
The North Atlantic alliance leaders will meet July 11–12, 2018, in Brussels—NATO’s first full-fledged summit since President Donald Trump’s inauguration. It follows the three-hour “getting-to-know-you” meeting in May 2017; that dinner gathering focused largely on...
It is difficult to recall an international situation or crisis in which the European Union at its most senior levels has not called for immediate dialogue and de-escalation, offered itself as a potential mediator, and condemned disproportionate use of force against...