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It’s Time for NATO to Go the Way of the Warsaw Pact

It’s Time for NATO to Go the Way of the Warsaw Pact

The outcome of the July 11-12 NATO meeting in Brussels got lost amid the media’s obsession with President Donald Trump’s bombast, but the “Summit Declaration” makes for sober reading. The media reported that the 28-page document “upgraded military readiness,” and was...

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Balkans: Still Digging Toward NATO

Balkans: Still Digging Toward NATO

The first law of holes — "if you find yourself in a hole, stop digging" — still doesn't seem to be valid in Europe, especially in the Balkan region. Applied to geopolitics, this law would mean that because of the cold relations between Russia and the NATO countries,...

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The Cold War Never Ended

The Cold War Never Ended

In ’89, it looked as though the war had finally ended. For five decades the conflict had ground on, and both sides had grown weary of it all. There had been previous pauses in the hostilities, even a détente or two, but this truce looked permanent. Sure, there were...

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Ukraine: Red Meat for the NATO Alliance

Ukraine: Red Meat for the NATO Alliance

The footage of President Obama strolling through the ancient ruins at Stonehenge was an apt bookend to the meeting of NATO, a Cold War relic that should have been abolished after the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991. But while hundreds of protesters marched...

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Marching on Moscow

Marching on Moscow

British Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery had three laws of war: One, never march on Moscow; Two, never get in a land war in Asia; Three, never march on Moscow. So why are the United States, the European Union (EU), and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) all...

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