By clicking "I Agree" below, you acknowledge that you accept our
Feel free to check out our policies anytime for more information.
Filter by region
Unconventional as his leadership style may be,
President Donald Trump, succeeded in 2018 in getting both U.S. allies and competitors to pay serious attention to his foreign policy agenda. His
administration is undaunted in pursuing U.S. policy goals despite replacements
of key officials in the president’s national security apparatus. Mr. Trump will
remain focused on crushing transnational terrorist threats to the U.S. and its
allies, and dealing with great power competition in Europe, the Middle East and
Asia in 2019 before he turns his attention to his bid for reelection.
Dr. James Jay Carafano
Some argue America is spending too much on defence. Others say it is not enough. But US defence spending cuts mean its state of ‘readiness’ is compromised. This has meant US allies feel their security is threatened as the Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and Europe become geopolitical hotspots as America could be perceived to be over-stretched in its ability to contro...
Professor Stefan Hedlund
Europe remains a major player in the global balance and its voice still matters even though it no longer dominates as it once did. A common foreign policy with an articulated, over-arching, shared vision of its place in the world is key to Europe developing a common defence policy. A grouping of six or so EU countries - excluding the UK because of its divergent int...
The withdrawal of Nato forces from Afghanistan presents coalition forces with a nightmare of costs, negotiations and exposure to attack as valuable equipment is pulled out. It also places Nato at a strategic crossroads where the very future of the alliance and its future role is debated at a time when defence spending is being cut.
Dr. Uwe Nerlich