Are We Near the End of NATO?

Are We Near the End of NATO?

If the number of eager applicants on a waiting list determines the strength of a club, then the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is in fine fettle. At its most recent gathering in July, NATO welcomed its 29th member — Montenegro — which means that the...

Emphasis Added: The Foreign Policy Week in Pieces (6/13)

“Failure is not an option” Nuclear deterrence has to be perfect, or close to perfect. A cata­strophic all-out nuclear war could result from any failure of nuclear deterrence, so there is little margin for error. One could say for nuclear deterrence, failure is not an...
Erdogan Goes All Robert Moses on Istanbul

Erdogan Goes All Robert Moses on Istanbul

In the New York Times, Tim Arango reports from Istanbul “Across this vast city, a capital for three former empires, cranes dangle over construction sites, tin walls barricade old slums, and skyscrapers outclimb the mosque minarets that have dominated the skyline...