A ZOMBIE ALLIANCE OR ALLIANCE AGAINST ZOMBIES? NATO AT 70 YEARS

one could argue that NATO [is] a rambling, destructive creature carrying on in the body of its former self Last year, WAR ROOM celebrated the 70th anniversary of the Treaty of Brussels, the founding agreement of what would become the European Union. This year there are three important anniversaries to review: The first is the […]

TRANSATLANTIC TRADE: MORE IMPORTANT THAN EVER

There is a significant percentage of Europeans … that believe that American standards and quality of products and services … are very low A BETTER PEACE explores the current state of trade between the U.S. and Europe as compared to U.S.-China trade. While the latter gets more attention nowadays, in reality transatlantic trade remains many […]

RUSSIA’S VIEW OF THE WEST: IT’S COMPLICATED

Russia still needs to be a part of the West. … Our position should be to remain open and stay engaged with Russia A BETTER PEACE is pleased to welcome Ambassador John Tefft to the studio to discuss his perspectives on Russia and Russian-US relations. As former US Ambassador to Russia from 2014-2017, AMB Tefft […]

RUSSIA, GREAT POWER COMPETITION, & POLITICS OF HYBRID WAR

At the end of the day, what Putin really wants to re-structure European relationships [from the EU’s] rules-based Europe towards a [transactionally-based] Great Power Europe A BETTER PEACE presents “Russia, Great Power Competition, & Politics of Hybrid War” where Mitchell Orenstein and Darrell Driver discuss the history of great power dynamics and interests in Europe […]

HOW WILL BREXIT IMPACT GLOBAL CYBERSECURITY?

regaining national sovereignty poses problems for cybersecurity because the internet is inherently transnational Cybersecurity experts have long focused on protecting the information and networks of individuals and organizations. Now in addition to that never-ending task, they must also devote attention to organizational arrangements threatened by the political trend of multi-national rejectionism, such as the British […]

BURDEN SHARING DILEMMAS AND NATO’S TUMULTUOUS SUMMER

The history of U.S. NATO policy is littered with episodes like those witnessed this summer, at least in type if not intensity Observers might be forgiven for more than a mild degree of confusion in the aftermath of President Donald Trump’s headline grabbing trip to Europe this summer. Were America’s North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) […]

IS TRANSATLANTICISM DEAD?

How should Europe respond to a US that might be pivoting away or might not see Europe as useful anymore? There’s a number of camps, one might say. The relationship between US and Europe has faced many stresses and strains over the years, especially in present times as European leaders debate over the transatlantic partnership. […]

ERIN GO BRUSSELS: TREATY OF BRUSSELS AT 70

Five allied powers … set out a bold program of cooperation in areas ranging from cultural and economic cooperation to mutual security. … Most of these ambitions have come to fruition. On March 17th, 2018, millions will celebrate the Feast of Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. However, another significant historical event will pass […]