After Ukraine, NATO’s Chance for a New Normal
Can Defense Secretary Ash Carter and European leaders turn NATO's historic Ukraine response into a new future for the alliance?
Listening to politicians and pundits on both sides of the Atlantic, it would be easy to conclude that U.S.-European relations are suffering a major crisis. There is a surplus of breathless talk about frayed alliances, a vacuum of leadership, and European jitters about American withdrawal. Yet the reality is better than it seems — and at the same time, it is also more complicated.