The North Atlantic Treaty sets the stage for collective self-defense, but intended weaknesses in the language of the treaty and the procedural mechanics behind it cause intervention to be defined by individual interests.
Mar 25, 2015 | 08:00 GMT
Poland and the Baltic countries will play an important role in the evolving standoff between Russia and the West in Ukraine, though they will face constraints.
Jan 7, 2015 | 10:03 GMT
Germany's legacy of trade ensured its success within Europe, but that same legacy is now threatening to tear apart the European Union.
Dec 9, 2014 | 09:04 GMT