Posts tagged as European defense

European Defense: Time for a Higher Level of Ambition

By Alexander Vershbow on Tuesday, February 5, 2019

President Donald Trump’s address to the UN General Assembly in September 2018 was a fresh reminder of the United States’ abdication of leadership and rejection of “globalism.” On more and more issues – trade, climate change, the International Criminal Court and, most recently, the Iran nuclear deal – the United States is becoming increasingly estranged from its traditional allies and partners. So far, NATO and transatlantic security have managed to…

Why the US-European Defense Umbrella is on the Brink of Folding Up

By Gevorg Mirzayan  on Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Academic, journalist and political commentator Gevorg Mirzayan explains why NATO’s Eastern flank, as well as the countries of the former Soviet space aspiring to join the Western alliance, are being set up have their security and geopolitical ambitions thwarted. The past week has seen important statements by high-level EU officials on the subject of European defense. On Friday, EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini declaredthat the world was in “a state of chaos,” with the “European way…

Minister: Time for European defense cooperation to show tangible results

Monday, May 7, 2018

It is time for enhanced cooperation within the European Union in defense to start demonstrating tangible results, Estonian Defense Minister Jüri Luik (Pro Patria) said at an informal meeting of EU defense ministers in Sofia that focused on the implementation of the permanent enhanced cooperation format known as PESCO. “European defense cooperation has moved forward considerably over the past year. Now it is time to start demonstrating tangible results,” Luik said…