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Historically, under the right circumstances, alliances have often been prudent for protecting vital U.S. interests. Today, the heightened risk of conflict with nuclear-armed Russia requires us to approach our alliance relationships correctly so that we don’t unduly limit our ability to manage our relationships with our competitors and adversaries.
How the U.S. subsidizes European defense: The case for more equal NATO burden sharing.
The unequal state of defense spending and increasing U.S. challenges in other regions, such as Asia, are reviving calls for greater “burden sharing” within the alliance to reduce NATO’s dependency on the United States for its front-line defense.
Should the U.S. help Ukraine? How does the Russia and Ukraine war affect the U.S.?
In February 2022, the Russian Federation invaded Ukraine in what it called a “special military operation.” What followed was full-scale war of aggression. Since then, an estimated 40,000 Ukrainian civilians have been killed to date, millions more have been displaced,...