NATO vs. Russia: How to Counter the Hybrid Warfare Challenge

By Dan Goure
As NATO prepares for its summit in Warsaw, the leaders of the Alliance’s 28 nations will try to put a good face on what is clearly a deteriorating security situation on the Continent. Government officials, diplomats and military leaders are wringing their hands at Russian President Vladimir Putin’s apparent ability to run rings around the United States and its allies.

Does Islam Belong to Germany?

"Islam is a political ideology that is not compatible with the German Constitution."

by Soeren Kern

"Former German President Christian Wulff said: 'Islam belongs to Germany.' That is true. This is also my opinion." — Chancellor Angela Merkel, January 12, 2015. "Angela Merkel's statement obscures the real problem: A growing proportion of Muslim citizens in Europe does not share the Western system of values, does not want to culturally integrate and seals itself off in parallel societies." — Thilo Sarrazin, renowned former central banker and a member of the Social Democrats, January 20, 2015.

Where Europe Still Lives

Project Syndicate, Erik Berglof
LVIV – The outcome of the United Kingdom’s Brexit referendum shocked populations across Europe. But watching the response in Lviv, in Western Ukraine – a hub of enthusiasm about the European Union – was particularly jarring.

Germany, Turkey at odds over İncirlik base visits

Turkish Defense Minister Fikri Işık (R) meets his German counterpart Ursula von der Leyen in Ankara. AA photo

ANKARA - Reuters

Germany is pressing Turkey to allow German lawmakers to visit 250 German soldiers stationed at İncirlik Air Base in southern Turkey, Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen said on June 1, after meeting her Turkish counterpart.

4 scenarios eyed to keep Britain in the EU despite exit vote

Britain EU

LONDON (AP) — As continental powers pressure a nervous Britain to formally apply to exit the European Union, die-hard "remain" supporters are taking on the mission to put the brakes on the so-called Brexit. The challenge is formidable: Britons turned out en masse for last Thursday's vote to leave the EU, deciding the matter in a close but credible election long promised by the ruling government. Britain's Conservative Party and opposition Labour Party have both pledged to respect the popular vote and work quickly toward easing the U.K. out of the EU.

The Collapse of Western Democracy

By Paul Craig Roberts

 "Information Clearing House" - Democracy no longer exists in the West. In the US powerful private interest groups, such as the military-security complex, Wall Street, the Israel Lobby, agribusiness and the extractive industries of energy, timber and mining, have long exercised more control over government than the people. But now even the semblance of democracy has been abandoned.

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