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After three decades of
continuous decline, European defense budgets are again on the rise. What kind
of military capabilities will these investments provide? Money will only go so
far without the right strategic choices.
Professor Mikkel Vedby Rasmussen
Every state above a certain size needs armed forces to defend itself. Methods for their use vary, ranging from the Swiss model of territorial defense to the blue-water navies, foreign alliances and overseas bases deployed by superpowers. The one common element – essential to any sort of effective deterrence – is the political will to fight.
Prince Michael of Liechtenstein
relationship can be described as a family matter – with the United States as
the mostly benevolent patriarch and Europe as the dependent relatives.
Relations had been cooling for at least a decade, but this process is being
expedited by the presidency of Donald Trump. Both sides seem to agree that
Europe needs to grow up and take charge of its own destiny. If so, we could be headed
for a stormy late adolescence.
Dr. Michael Wohlgemuth
Professor Stefan Hedlund
European Union wants to create new, complicated systems to tax technology
companies. Doing so will only harm its economy. Instead of engaging in an
economic tit-for-tat with the United States, it should look at how Americans
have fostered innovation and built tech giants. Good places to start include
increasing investment in defense, reducing restrictive regulations and becoming
General Stanislaw Koziej