“Of course, it will widen the rift between Europe and America,” former British diplomat and director of the European Leadership Network Adam Thomson told me this week, “European governments will look even more intensely at how they can provide for their own security.” It will not be as insulting to European leaders as Trump’s violation of the Iran anti-nuclear deal, he said. Europeans saw that agreement as the crowning achievement of European Union security diplomacy. But it will burn.”
The ELN response to NATO Deputy Spokesperson Carmen Romero’s statement on the ELN report Preparing for the Worst.
Yves Boyer, Deputy Director of the Fondation pour la Rechereche Strategique in Paris, outlines why NATO has not been able to encourage higher defence spending across its members, in part because of Member States’ belief that the US, and France and the UK, will always be there to protect them.
In his assessment of the NATO Summit, Hugh Bayley MP, argues that policy makers should now be explaining to citizens why the measures agreed in Newport are needed, and how they improve European security.