The big question this year is: Will the US remain true to its allies? Its Defense Secretary sought to calm jittery nerves by describing NATO as 'the best alliance in the world.' But he also said that members must contribute their share of the cost.
An historic breakthrough or just another attempt doomed to peter out? The EU plans to coordinate EU members' military capacities with the long-term goal of an EU army. It's a long road ahead, says DW's Bernd Riegert.
The crisis in Ukraine was the impetus for NATO to reinvent itself, but is the alliance sufficiently invested in resolving the conflict itself? No one will declare the Minsk Agreement dead, but it's hard to find a pulse.
Trump, Brexit, EU and NATO crises – international politics are currently being turned on their head. All eyes are now on the Munich Security Conference, where US Vice President Mike Pence is expected to arrive on Friday.
Each February, Munich takes center stage in global politics. Here are eight important facts about the Munich Security Conference.
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