The German government should not need any exhortations from the U.S. President to raise its level of defense spending.
Only a strong and coordinated response can deter the Turkish president from continuing to use Western nationals as pawns to advance his political agenda.
Erdogan and Putin are working hard to undermine the EU’s and NATO’s strategic interests in the Balkans.
Only the United States sells more arms than Russia.
Putin has Turkey exactly where he wants it: As an upset NATO ally willing to break ranks with the alliance’s stance toward Russia.
How many more sinister steps can Erdogan take before the EU and the U.S. recognize that he is a threat to Western strategic interests?
Corruption and the lack of the rule of law is a fundamental cause of the Afghan debacle.
The Turkish President only knows one loyalty — to himself. Little wonder Erdogan acts like a congenital flamethrower in international relations.
Pakistan’s machinations and America’s past delusions pose obstacles to a successful strategic outcome for the war In Afghanistan.