he United States and Poland on August 15 signed the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement, which supplements the existing NATO “Status of Forces Agreement.” The deal contradicts widespread recent claims that the removal of some U.S. troops from Germany will weaken NATO and undermine deterrence against Russia. The opposite is true. The agreement more effectively counters […]
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Dr. Lucja Cannon is a strategist, author and expert on Eastern Europe, Russia and US-East European relations.
Articles by Lucja Cannon
he greatest significance of the recent victory of President Andrzej Duda of Poland in the presidential election over his liberal and pro-German opponent is international, not domestic. Poland is where the clash of geopolitical futures is occurring right now among the top world powers. Russia dominated Poland until the 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union […]
resident Trump’s recent decision to withdraw 9500 troops from Germany brought out the usual apocalyptic predictions of unacceptable harm to NATO security and breakdown of the transatlantic bridge. This is reminiscent of a similar kind of hand-wringing we saw when, in 2016, candidate Trump criticized NATO allies for not spending enough on their own defense. […]