NATO 2.0 Retooling for Cold War 2.0

By Alan W.  Dowd JULY 2019—The heart and soul of NATO is Article V of the North Atlantic Treaty: “An armed attack against one or more of them in Europe or North America shall be considered an attack against them all.” Yet as the Cold War and the Soviet Empire melted away, Article V diminished in importance, and NATO reinvented …

Italy join China’s massive Belt and Road initiative

Italy’s Di Maio tries to reassure Washington after becoming first G-7 country to join China’s massive Belt and Road initiative Italy on Saturday became the first Group of 7 country to join China’s expansive Belt and Road Initiative, drawing concern from the U.S. and European allies. Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to Rome saw a total of 29 deals signed, …