Turkey takes advantage of its new leverage.
The chance of open U.S.-Russia conflict really would increase if Ukraine were admitted to NATO.
A group of senators is challenging the conventional interpretation of Article 5's an-attack-on-one-is-an-attack-on-all provision.
Does Ukraine face an existential risk? Does it matter?
The Pentagon is seeking to corroborate those reports.
As appalling as the Russian foreign minister’s admission is, it does not change the reasons to avoid a war with Moscow.
France's Authoritarian Establishment Faces Off Against the Even Uglier Authoritarianism of the Far Right
French President Emmanuel Macron is authoritarian-light. Candidate Marine Le Pen is worse.
But politicians like Sen. Chris Coons are still flirting with the idea of direct American military intervention.
The former Texas congressman and presidential candidate says his goal was to get people to think about freedom.
The United States needs to be realistic about its interests abroad and the limits of our ability to influence events militarily, says the former nominee to be ambassador to Afghanistan.
European nations are stepping up to help Ukrainians flee Russian aggression.
NATO is a means to an end, not an end unto itself.
Closing the door to Ukrainian membership in NATO would have allayed Russian security concerns and maybe preserved the peace.
“One of the problems in this crisis is that people have tried to find the magic bullet that explains everything,” says Rajan Menon of Defense Priorities.
Despite a change in administrations, U.S. foreign policy in the 2010s stayed its wasteful, destructive course.
No number of NATO summits will re-energize an alliance against an enemy that went out of business nearly 30 years ago.
Senate Russia investigation leads to new rounds of innumerate analysis and bad-faith dot-connecting.
President Trump suggested earlier this week that the "aggressive" Montenegrins could spark a global conflict.
The Arizona senator goes out shooting against the Paul family, even as he and the Kentucky senator make common cause on Gina Haspel.
Both Trump and his mainstream critics are wrong about NATO.
Nick Gillespie, Katherine Mangu-Ward, and Matt Welch talk body slamming reporters, Trump's big trip, the TSA vs. laptops, and more.
Donald Trump blunders his way into a healthy trans-Atlantic development.
Should We Even Care About Trump Scandals and Russia? Michael Moynihan and Thad Russell Duke it Out on The Fifth Column
Seditionists quarrel over rumormongering, leaks, abuse of power, deportations, and NATO.
Trump's Congratulatory Call to Erdogan Is Bad; His and NATO's Lack of Urgency on Turkey's Authoritarianism Is Even Worse
It's past time for NATO to reconsider Turkey's membership.
Trump embraces USA as world policeman.
White House denies the report but Trump's position that Germany "owes" the U.S. and the proposed massive increase in military spending don't bode well either.
The secretary of state is staying in the U.S. to be at President Trump's meeting with China President Xi Jinping.
Apparently, opposing Montenegro's inclusion in NATO is the new treason.
Mattis meets with defense chiefs in Brussels.