A Precarious Alliance: Patience Wears Thin with Germany's NATO Spending

A Precarious Alliance: Patience Wears Thin with Germany's NATO Spending

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 02, 2019

As NATO prepares to celebrate its 70th anniversary, the most successful military alliance in history finds itself in the throes of an existential crisis. The unfulfillled promises of some member countries -- in particular Germany -- to spend more on defense threaten to tear the block apart. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more...

Interview with NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg: The U.S. and President Trump 'Are 100 Percent Behind' Us

Interview with NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg: The U.S. and President Trump 'Are 100 Percent Behind' Us

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 02, 2019

In an interview, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg discusses recent tensions between the Trump administration and its European partners in the alliance, Germany's military spending and what China's growing military power means for the trans-Atlantic community. Interview Conducted By Peter Müller and Christoph Schult more... Comment ]


Weakened NATO: Europe's Immense Security Challenges in the Age of Trump

Weakened NATO: Europe's Immense Security Challenges in the Age of Trump

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 22, 2019

The trans-Atlantic alliance has been significantly weakened, forcing Europe to build up its own security structures without inflicting even more damage on NATO. Is such a thing even possible? By Christiane Hoffmann more... Comment ]

Interview with Wolfgang Ischinger: 'We Are Experiencing an Epochal Shift'

Interview with Wolfgang Ischinger: 'We Are Experiencing an Epochal Shift'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 04, 2018

In a DER SPIEGEL interview, former German Ambassador to Washington Wolfgang Ischinger says that U.S. President Donald Trump is endangering the world order. For Germany, the epochal shift amounts to no less than a loss of identity. Interview Conducted by Britta Sandberg and Mathieu von Rohr more... Comment ]


Hot Heads: Erdogan-Trump Tiff Endangers Turkish Economy and NATO

Hot Heads: Erdogan-Trump Tiff Endangers Turkish Economy and NATO

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 17, 2018

The Turkish economy is collapsing and President Erdogan is engaged in a bitter battle with U.S. President Donald Trump. NATO could turn out to be the loser, while Moscow is the primary beneficiary. By Tim Bartz, Maximilian Popp and Christian Reiermann more... Comment ]

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 ]