European security

European security
The collapse of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War left the North Atlantic Alliance without a clear mission. Funded mostly by the United States, it remains the chief guarantor of Europe’s security. Now, Washington is pushing for European members to foot more the cost of defence. New challenges, including migration, Russian assertiveness and the conflict in Ukraine, have all produced tensions within the EU and the NATO alliance.

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A screen grab from a video showing Chad’s general being declared the country’s interim leader following the president’s death

The crisis in Chad deepens instability in sub-Saharan Africa

The death of Chadian President Idriss Deby will have a regional impact. France and the U.S. considered the ironfisted Deby regime a linchpin in the fight against Islamist extremism in West and Central Africa.

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