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Towards More European Defense Integration: Aachen Franco-German Treaty

Posted by Murielle Delaporte on


The Aachen Treaty is the fifth treaty signed in the city where Charlemagne was born and they have all shared a common thread of boosting European peace and integration. The first one, signed in 1668 in Aachen (Aix-la-Chapelle in French), put an end to the War of Devolution between France and Spain; the second, in 1748,… Keep reading →

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Doing The Basil: Stalin 2.0 Must Prompt NATO Soul Searching

Posted by Bob Butterworth on


Russia has just released its new strategy document formally identifying the United States and NATO as a threat to Russian interests, a new step since the last publication in 2009. NATO is welcoming the tiny state of Montenegro to the alliance. NATO supports the duly constituted government of Ukraine. In Vladimir Putin’s eyes, that is clearly enough to establish… Keep reading →

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