Prof. Jennifer Lind Publishes Article " The Future of America's Ailing Alliances"

NATO turned 70 this year, an event that would seem to merit the pop of a cork or two. But the anniversary passed in desultory fashion.

NATO countries as well as other American allies are expressing a loss of confidence in American leadership. Many observers blame Donald Trump – and indeed, his tweets, flip remarks and disdain for US allies would seem to justify this charge. But American alliances confront problems that are far more fundamental. Given profound changes in both global and domestic politics, a debate about the future of these alliances is not only predictable but necessary.

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