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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 ]

Unlikely Allies: NATO Chief Finds a New Friend in Trump

Unlikely Allies: NATO Chief Finds a New Friend in Trump

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 09, 2017

A new alliance is being forged between NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg and U.S. President Donald Trump. Both want more money for the alliance and for member countries to step up the fight against Islamic State. But not all member states are convinced. By Matthias Gebauer and Peter Müller more... Comment ]


'Rearmament Spiral': A German Clash over Trump's NATO Demands

'Rearmament Spiral': A German Clash over Trump's NATO Demands

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 24, 2017

U.S. President Donald Trump's demand that NATO member states pay their fair share has turned into a political hot potato ahead of German elections later this year. But the debate ignores a salient fact: The German military is in a terrible state. By Konstantin von Hammerstein more... Comment ]

Looking Beyond NATO: Europe Must Plan to Defend Itself

Looking Beyond NATO: Europe Must Plan to Defend Itself

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 17, 2017

Europe has long relied on America for its defense. But that era is rapidly coming to an end. It is time for a stronger European defense alliance that is less dependent on the U.S. and more capable of asserting its own interests with Russia and Turkey. A DER SPIEGEL Editorial by Christiane Hoffmann more... Comment ]


NATO Funding Target: U.S. Pressures Germany to Increase Defense Spending

NATO Funding Target: U.S. Pressures Germany to Increase Defense Spending

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 17, 2017

Washington is threatening consequences if NATO member states don't increase their defense spending. Germany is the primary focus of the demand. But the Defense Ministry in Berlin is already having trouble spending the money it currently has at its disposal. By Konstantin von Hammerstein and Peter Müller more... Comment ]

Europe at a Crossroads: 'The Pacifist Streak in German Politics Is a Problem'

Europe at a Crossroads: 'The Pacifist Streak in German Politics Is a Problem'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 17, 2017

The future of NATO and trans-Atlantic relations will be at the top of the agenda at the Munich Security Conference, which begins on Friday. British political scientist Anthony Glees says that Germany must become a "muscular democracy" and take the lead in Europe. Interview Conducted by Markus Becker more... Comment ]