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NATO at 75: Time to Deliver on Its Promises

What Has to Happen at the Washington Summit

NATO heads of state and government will meet in Washington on July 11, 2024 to mark the Alliance’s 75th anniversary. Not only will the leaders have to elect a new secretary-general, the anniversary will take place in the midst of an explosive global situation. As the war in Ukraine continues, the prospect of a second presidential term for ­Donald Trump also worries the Alliance. In order to strengthen NATO’s ability to defend its members in this time of multiple crises, leaders need to advance seven specific topics. Making headway on these could make the summit historic.

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Dr. Karl-Heinz Kamp
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How Europe Should React to Shifts in US Ukraine Policy

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Most European governments have gradually expanded their support, but Ukraine’s ability to defend itself continues to depend significantly on the United States. What could happen after the US elections? 

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Dr. Dominik Tolksdorf
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Parliament Must Complete France’s Ballot Box Revolution

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The new Assemblée Nationale’s most important task is to adopt an electoral system based on proportional representation. Only then can France’s transition from a presidential to a parliamentary democracy succeed and the far right be kept in check.

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Joseph de Weck
Shahin Vallée
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Germany’s Toxic Far Right

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Scandals have only dented, but not eroded support for Germany’s far-right Alternative für Deutschland. In September, the party could come close to political power at the regional level. The case for banning it is getting stronger.

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Dr. Henning Hoff
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France, Germany, and the Nature of Europe

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The Franco-German relationship remains irreplaceable for the EU. But it urgently needs to be renewed to include European goals.

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Jacob Ross
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