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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
between the United States and North Korea are having a big impact on the
relationship between Moscow, Beijing and Washington. China has every incentive,
but few options, to rein in its neighbor, while pressure on the U.S. to
escalate increases. Russia is playing a double game by which a conflict in
Northeast Asia could help it attain its goals in Ukraine. Any major shock to
today’s delicate balance could have drastic consequences.
Professor Stefan Hedlund
General Slawomir Wojciechowski on Poland as a NATO member and the perspective of its National Defense Strategy.
Professor Hubert Krolikowski on building a Polish Defense Strategy and how it should respond to Russia’s.
Professor Stefan Hedlund on how Russian Military Strategy changed over the past few years, Moscow's procurement program and how all of this affect potential conflict.
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
Tensions between East and West are mounting, but
Europe could gain strategically and economically from assisting in the development
of Siberia. Helping Russia shore up its eastern border with China this way would
be also in the long-term interest of NATO and the United States.
Prince Michael of Liechtenstein
recent Zapad-2017 military exercises made plenty of headlines, but at least as
significant were the drills held by Sweden’s armed forces around the same time.
Held in conjunction with NATO partners, the maneuvers had Sweden flexing its
military muscle for the first time in decades. They could tilt the Baltic security
map decisively in NATO’s favor.
General Stanislaw Koziej