NATO Spending Debate: What Did Merkel Pledge in Brussels?

NATO Spending Debate: What Did Merkel Pledge in Brussels?

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 20, 2018

Did German Chancellor Angela Merkel agree behind closed doors to increase military spending in Berlin? The debate over the defense budget is now reheating within her coalition government. By Matthias Gebauer, Peter Müller, Christian Reiermann and Christoph Schult more... Comment ]

Friendly Fire: Trump Takes Aim at Germany and NATO

Friendly Fire: Trump Takes Aim at Germany and NATO

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 13, 2018

Germany used to be one of Washington's closest allies. But Donald Trump has singled the country out as his favorite target for criticism. The U.S. president continued to pursue that obsession this week, and came close to destroying NATO in the process. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


Streit um Nato-Budget: US-Präsident will "Rückerstattung" von Ausgaben

Streit um Nato-Budget: US-Präsident will "Rückerstattung" von Ausgaben

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 10, 2018

Dass die Nato-Partner nicht genug für ihr Militär ausgeben, sagt Donald Trump schon länger. Per Tweet fordert der US-Präsident nun eine Erstattung der ausgelegten Kosten für Verteidigung. mehr... Forum ]

A Disaster Foretold: NATO Prepares for a Trumper Tantrum

A Disaster Foretold: NATO Prepares for a Trumper Tantrum

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 09, 2018

NATO is preparing for a contentious summit this month, primarily due to the posturing by U.S. President Donald Trump ahead of the meeting. He has made it clear that he is unhappy - and Berlin is target number one. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


Alleged INF Treaty Violation: U.S. Demands NATO Action on Russian Missiles

Alleged INF Treaty Violation: U.S. Demands NATO Action on Russian Missiles

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 08, 2017

The U.S. believes Russia is secretly developing nuclear-capable, medium-range missiles in violation of the INF Treaty. Washington has now upped the pressure on NATO to formulate a response - and a new arms race could be the result. By Matthias Gebauer, Christoph Schult and Klaus Wiegrefe more... Comment ]

Substantial Risk: NATO Grapples with Serious Organizational Shortcomings

Substantial Risk: NATO Grapples with Serious Organizational Shortcomings

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 20, 2017

In a secret report, NATO warns that it may not be prepared to confront a hypothetical Russian attack. Senior military officers would like to see a return to the command structures used by the alliance during the Cold War. By Matthias Gebauer, Konstantin von Hammerstein, Peter Müller and Christoph Schult more... Comment ]


Irascible Erdogan: Trump Wasn't Only Problem at NATO Summit

Irascible Erdogan: Trump Wasn't Only Problem at NATO Summit

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 01, 2017

Germany's conflict with Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan is escalating following his government's refusal to allow members of parliament to visit German armed forces in the country. But it is unlikely to cause a major breach -- because NATO needs Turkey. By Matthias Gebauer, Peter Müller, Maximilian Popp and Christoph Schult more... Comment ]

Trump's Travails: US President Can't Escape Troubles on the Road

Trump's Travails: US President Can't Escape Troubles on the Road

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 26, 2017

Mired in a web of scandal and lies back home, Donald Trump embarked on his first international trip this week to the Middle East and Europe. It was seen by the administration as a possible new beginning. But it hasn't worked out that way. By Christoph Scheuermann more... Comment ]


Nato-Treffen: Twitter-Nutzer lästern über Trumps rüden Körpereinsatz

Nato-Treffen: Twitter-Nutzer lästern über Trumps rüden Körpereinsatz

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 25, 2017

Eine Szene, wie man sie eher vom Schulhof kennt: Donald Trump schiebt Montenegros Premier beim Nato-Gipfel unsanft zur Seite. Der Ärger im Netz ist groß - auch wegen Trumps Gesichtsausdruck. mehr...

Deterrence or Détente: How Can NATO Best Address the Russian Threat?

Deterrence or Détente: How Can NATO Best Address the Russian Threat?

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 24, 2017

With fears growing over potential Russian aggression in Europe, NATO is once again promoting a strategy of deterrence. But is higher military spending in response to the world's crises the right answer? By Konstantin von Hammerstein more... Comment ]