[S]toltenberg arrives in Washington backed by figures that show an increase in defense spending by European allies, a long-standing U.S. demand which Trump has turned into a mantra.
Since the election of Donald Trump, the alliance has been plunged into existential doubt.
<i>Disunity: NATO’s 70th anniversary is marked by inner discord and open conflict.</i>
Last week it finally became clear: Jens Stoltenberg gets to extend the term of his job as general secretary of NATO.
The former Norwegian prime minister will lead the military alliance until 2022, after getting support from [Read more]
<i>Oh, yes. There was something there: The great Afghanistan fatigue of the West was clear at the NATO summit, but the conflict at Hindu Kush is anything but ended.</i>
It is the longest war in the history of the United States. And yet the conflict in Afghanistan hardly gets any part of the public’s attention. [Read more]