Let’s hope the administration understands the limits of its high-risk tactics and is closely monitoring the potential for spillovers. Vulnerable economies may not be the only ones disciplined by financial markets.
July 30, 2018
| William Alan ReinschFor the last 18 months all Trump’s negotiations are brilliant successes, at least on the day they are announced. The only negotiation that is more or less finished is the one with Korea and there the president settled for some less-than-significant.
Not without cause, the furor over President Trump's meeting with Putin has focused on Russia. The fact remains, however, that the NATO Summit meeting and its aftermath may well have been equally, or more, destructive to the security interests of the U.S. and its allies. The...
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.
June 25, 2018
| Bulent AlirizaThe result justified Erdogan’s gamble for early elections fully 17 months before they were due, in order to avoid the negative electoral effects of a worsening economy while catching the opposition unprepared.
June 11, 2018
| William Alan ReinschThe president may think this is a winning strategy for our country, but we end up losers like everybody else. When we treat the rules as suggestions that can be ignored, then others will follow our lead to our detriment.
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.