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EU Steps Up Its Defense Spending, But Washington Says Not So Fast

Posted by Paul McLeary on


Is the European Defence Fund a long-overdue move by US allies to take more responsibility for their own security? Or a bid to exclude US companies from European arms markets?

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State, DoD Letter Warns European Union to Open Defense Contracts, Or Else

Posted by Paul McLeary on


Europe has bristled at a letter sent to the EU from the Pentagon and State Department, which says proposed EU defense programs are unfair to the US defense industry.

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Europe Moves To Better Monitor Foreign Investments, Sort Of A CFIUS

Posted by Murielle Delaporte on


WASHINGTON: The European Union has taken a major step toward more effective national security screening of foreign direct investments, implementing a new “framework”  for the EU. It is the beginning of a more unified approach across the vast market on a long-standing issue. Even though China is not explicitly targeted in the new document, the timing of… Keep reading →

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Norway: A Model for NATO’s Northern Tier

Posted by Robbin Laird on


Norway faces the challenge of crafting a national defense strategy for the 21st strategy in the face of Vlad Putin’s more aggressive Russia.  Because Putin thinks through his use of military power and designs limited objectives to achieve what he considers in the best interest of Russia, Norway faces a double challenge: how to defend… Keep reading →

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Tiny Defense Agency Strives To Make EU Dollars Go Further

Posted by Colin Clark on


WASHINGTON: If he were a European, Sen. John McCain would have a field day critiquing how Europe’s governments buy weapons. Imagine if each of the 50 united states fielded its own military. That, to a large degree, is what happens in Europe, and the waste and duplication that result are staggering. The 28 countries of the… Keep reading →

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Arab Spring To Paris Fall: A Strategic Shift in the Works

Posted by Robbin Laird on


President Francois Hollande of France arrives Tuesday in Washington for talks with President Obama. Top of the list will be how much America is willing to commit to destroying Daesh, the terrorist group we used to call ISIL. Robbin Laird, Ed Timperlake and Harald Malmgren explore in detail what America’s options are, what France wants and… Keep reading →

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The Strategic Consequences Of The Euro Crisis: Cracks In NATO, New Euro Map

Posted by Harald Malmgren on


The Euro crisis is not simply a financial dynamic. It is the end of a period of history, the confluence of several trend lines: the unification of Germany, the end of the Soviet Union, the collapse of the Berlin Wall, the expansion of NATO, the expansion of the European Union, and the creation of the… Keep reading →

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