Germany Won’t Enlist in Macron’s European Army

GRANSEE, GERMANY – JUNE 19: German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron address the media during a joint press conference at Schloss Meseberg governmental palace during German-French government consultations on June 19, 2018 near Gransee, Germany. Merkel, Macron … Read More

NATO Experiencing ‘Brain Death’ French President Macron

posted in: European Union, News

French President Emmanuel Macron has warned European countries that they no longer can rely on the U.S. to defend NATO allies. | Photo: Reuters The French president said that Washington “is turning its back” on its European allies. French President Emmanuel Macron questioned Thursday the … Read More

Erdogan Warns Trump That Alliance Is at Risk as Tensions Climb

posted in: European Union, News

 Turkey may start ‘looking for new friends,’ Erdogan writes  Trump boosted U.S. sanctions amid rout in Turkish markets Donald Trump with Recep Tayyip Erdogan on July 11. Photographer: Marlene Awaad/Bloomberg Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned the U.S. that its decades-long … Read More

5 things to watch as Trump heads to NATO summit

President Trump will arrive in Brussels on Tuesday night with an eye toward pushing allied members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) to boost their defense budgets. Despite Trump’s push, the heads-of-state confab risks being overshadowed by growing tensions between the U.S. … Read More

Hardline EU ministers form ‘axis of the willing’ against illegal migrants

The dispute has raised questions over Merkel’s future, as nationalist forces already in power elsewhere in Europe turn up the heat on the long-serving German chancellor for her welcoming stance toward migrants. Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday said she expected … Read More

Israel participating in two large scale military drills in Europe

posted in: Israel, News

IDF paratroopers are in Eastern Europe taking part in Swift Response, Saber Strike. > U.S. and IDF troops, in major joint drill, simulating battle on 3 fronts > Amid rising tension with Iran, Israel to join largest int’l navy exercise … Read More

Turkey and the U.S. used to be close allies. Today, they can’t even agree on a phone call

posted in: Middle East, News

Turkish army tanks are stationed in a field near the Syrian border at Hassa, in Hatay province, on Jan. 25, 2018, as part of a military offensive dubbed “Operation Olive Branch.” (Ozan Kose / AFP/Getty Images)   Since the start … Read More