Russia’s announcement that it intends to withdraw from the CFE treaty raises the risk it could target the Baltic states and Poland.
Personal attacks directed at Zelensky reflect growing Western unease about the course and cost of the Ukraine war.
Volodymyr Zelensky, like a majority of Ukrainians, views Ukraine as ideologically and geopolitically separate from Russia.
A China containment strategy has no tangible benefits for European security. It merely advances the U.S. aim to maintain its global hegemony.
Finland and Sweden’s accession is of significant operational importance to how NATO defends allied territory against Russian aggression.
Russia fears NATO will position military capabilities along its border with Finland near its strategically important bases and geography.
The EU and NATO have been playing mutually reinforcing, complementary roles in the Russia-Ukraine war. But differences among member states could hinder future coordination.
For Ukraine, F-16s would boost its ability to attack ground targets, including Russian air defenses, reducing the air-defense stalemate.
Germany’s pacifist tradition and fears of nuclear war are among the drivers of its indecision on military aid to Ukraine.