The submarine affair: NATO’s silences

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison (left) and US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin (right) attend a meeting, at the Pentagon, September 22, 2021, in Arlington, Virginia. DREW ANGERER / AFP NATO, severely shaken in recent weeks, does not easily face painful debates. Hence the official silence, within the Atlantic Alliance, on the birth of Aukus, … Read more

Crisis with the USA and Australia: Paris: Submarine deal weighs on NATO’s future

Saturday, September 18, 2021 Crisis with USA and Australia Paris: Submarine deal weighs on NATO’s future In a TV interview, France’s Foreign Minister Le Drian criticized the allies USA and Australia unusually harshly. Because of the broken submarine deal with Canberra, he speaks of “lies” and “duplicity”. The Paris chief diplomat even sees NATO’s future … Read more

“A stronger defense Europe is in NATO’s interest”

The High Representative of the Union for Foreign and Security Policy, Josep Borrell, in Brdo pri Kranju, Slovenia, September 2, 2021. JURE MAKOVEC / AFP After the Western debacle in Afghanistan, the High Representative of the Union for Foreign and Security Policy, Josep Borrell, supports the idea of ​​European strategic autonomy, in addition to NATO. … Read more