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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Libya’s new Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh (L) exchanges hugs with a citizen after the HoR voting in the city of Sirte

Libya’s new government faces daunting challenges

For the first time since the 2014 civil war, Libyans have reached a political compromise. The new unity government is off to a promising start. However, stiff challenges remain, and critical issues remain unsolved.

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