Alexander Miguel // Just as Milosevic lost control of a unified Yugoslavia during the decline of the Soviet Union, the SNS may have to cut their losses in Kosovo and join the EU. The United States has already encouraged both Pristina and Belgrade to make peace. From here, Washington should keep a delicate hand and welcome Serbian integration into the rest of Europe, though be realistic in its expectations.
Empty Words Are Evil: The Rumblings of a European War in the Aegean Sea
By Lake Dodson // Hiding under the shadow of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the two ancient rival states, Greece and Turkey, have been inciting each other towards another European war.
A Middle-Eastern NATO Is Highly Unlikely
By Simeone Miller // The idea of a NATO-style alliance in the Middle East is a proposition that could benefit U.S. security interests. However, there are just too many roadblocks to making it happen, and little action is being taken by either the United States or Middle Eastern states to clear those roadblocks.
Lost Futures: Sweden Joins NATO, and the Left Loses a Western Alternative
By Noah Schwartz // For decades, the Swedish and Western social democratic left have strove for a non-aligned social democratic regime in the vein of Palme’s Sweden.Now the Western Left will have to create its own future instead of looking toward Sweden.
NATO is Not a Good Model for the Indo-Pacific
By Vincenzo Caporale // Southeast Asia wants to manage China’s growth, not be pressured into a situation where it must choose sides.
Finland Hurries Towards NATO, Skeptical Sweden Moves Slower
By Lake Dodson // Despite Finland and Sweden both moving to join NATO, Finland appears to be working far more diligently to do so.
More Money for the Pentagon is Not a Solution
By Dayan Reynolds // Two things can be true at the same time. Yes, Putin’s Russia poses a significant security threat to the free world. No, America is not in need of more funding for its military-industrial complex.
Will Turkey and NATO Stay Together?
By Christopher Ynclan Jr. // America and all of NATO must recognize that Turkey will be a crucial partner for the security challenges of the remaining 21st century. Now is the time to start mending fences.
A Stronger Europe for a Stronger West
By Mitchell Belcher // Although a sovereign and more independent Europe may mean less U.S. influence in the region, Americans should not view it as a bad thing. Over the past several decades, America has been stretched thin through prolonged conflicts and its role as the global police force and defender of democracy.
[ACE Explainer] EU and NATO Expansion in the Soviet Bloc
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