Europe


Is Trump Right About NATO Members Not Paying Their Fair Share?

In a speech at the NATO summit on Thursday, Trump urged NATO countries to begin increasing their military spending. Several NATO leaders, including Angela Merkel, Justin Trudeau, Emmanuel Macron and Theresa May stood quietly and awkwardly as the President gave his criticism. “NATO members must finally contribute their fair share,” […]


British Police Resume Intelligence Sharing With U.S. Security Agencies

Fewer than 24 hours after a ban on intelligence sharing with US security agencies, UK police have resumed bilateral cooperation. The ban, largely seen as a message to US law enforcement officials, came into force following a series of leaks, by US officials to local newspapers, relating to the Manchester […]


Trump’s Dangerous Game: Uncertain Collective Security As NATO Members Told To “Pay Up”

In a combative speech at the opening of NATO’s new headquarters in Brussels, US President Donald Trump told the leaders of NATO’s member states that he expected them to increase their defense spending considerably. Trump’s request echoes earlier suggestions by former Presidents Bush and Obama that NATO members ought to […]


Bonn Climate Negotiations: No Room For Complacency

This year, Bonn, Germany will host a series of climate negotiations.  Significant developments have occurred since the Paris Agreement of 2015. Most notably, the election of President Trump who has renounced U.S. obligations outlined in the Paris negotiations.  However, recent news suggests that China may be stepping up to take […]


Italian Coastguard Rescue Over 400 Refugees In Mediterranean Sea

Over 400 migrants were rescued in the Mediterranean Sea last Saturday, according to the Italian Coast Guard. The refugees, most of whom were from Gambia, Senegal and Nigeria, were picked up off the Libyan Coast by the Italian Coast Guard. Despite the success of the operation, it is clear that […]