Judy Asks: Does the French Vote Weaken Europe?

Macron’s snap election has left France ill-equipped to provide strategic leadership to the EU. This undermines Europe’s ability to deal with the plethora of challenges it faces.

· July 11, 2024
Biden and Stoltenberg sit in front of mikes at the NATO summit
Is NATO a Good Deal?

How leaders in Washington and Europe might make a stronger case for the transatlantic alliance.

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  • Tobias Billström
  • John Hickenlooper
  • Janet Napolitano
  • Jim Sciutto
· July 10, 2024
Zelensky and Stoltenberg shake hands in front of Ukrainian and NATO flags, respectively
NATO’s Biggest Test Since the Cold War Is Still Ahead

The allies have to find a way to end the war without sacrificing Ukraine in the process.

· July 9, 2024
Why Europe Needs Africa
Why Europe Needs Africa

Cooperation between Africa and Europe should build on both continents’ strengths to identify converging interests, compatible visions, and potential synergies.

· July 9, 2024
Europe’s Conscription Challenge: Lessons From Nordic and Baltic States

As Russia’s ongoing war in Ukraine reminds European countries about the importance of manpower, many are once again weighing the promise and perils of compulsory military service.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky (C) and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg speak to the media on the second day of the 2023 NATO Summit on July 12, 2023 in Vilnius, Lithuania. The summit is bringing together NATO members and partner countries heads of state from July 11-12 to chart the alliance's future, with Sweden's application for membership and Russia's ongoing war in Ukraine as major topics on the summit agenda. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
Getting Ukraine’s Security Agreements Right

The security agreements between Ukraine and its partners contain important commitments for ensuring Ukraine’s long-term defense and deterrence capabilities. Still, there is significant room to make their design more credible and durable.

  • Mykhailo Soldatenko
  • Mykhailo Soldatenko
· July 8, 2024