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The New NATO Outpost in the Adriatic

PODGORICA — At less than 200,000 inhabitants, Montenegro’s biggest city does not have the feel of a capital. It’s not only that it’s small -- bombed to bits by Allied powers...

Why Are We Bringing Montenegro Into NATO?

The world has changed with the election of Donald Trump as president of the United States. Nowhere is this more obvious than in Europe and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.  Business as...

The Ebbing of Democracy in the Western Balkans

A meeting of international donors, foundations, and multilateral funders opened in the Serbian capital Belgrade on September 21 amid growing concern from young grassroots and philanthropic...

Is NATO Debasing Its Standards for Montenegro?

Barring any unexpected turn of events, Montenegro looks set to become NATO’s 29th member state. On Jan. 11, the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted to advance Montenegro’s...

Macron Pitches a 'New Deal' for Europe

When Emmanuel Macron last visited Berlin in January, he was seen as a long shot to win the French presidency, and couldn't even get a meeting with Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Another Strange French Disaster

France is not in a mere crisis in the run-up to its presidential election next month. Its citizens' relationship to politics suggests that it is in the last stages of what the great anti-Nazi...

Sure, Populists Didn't Win Over the Dutch -- No One Did

Because of its proportional representation system of voting, the Netherlands is an extreme case. But the trends are similar across Western Europe: The main center-right and center-left parties are...

NATO, the Middle East, and Eastern Europe

Over the past week, American officials have attended meetings of NATO and the Munich Security Conference. The topic has been the future of NATO, with the United States demanding once more that the...

Romanians Want to Take Down the Old Guard

Romania finds itself gripped by the largest protests since 1989 as the country rallies against corruption. The pro-EU demonstrators are young, organize via social media and are targeting the...

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