As doubts remain over President Donald Trump's relationship with Russia, how reliable a partner is the US? The US Army's top general in Europe, Ben Hodges, tells Conflict Zone "watch what the United States does", not Trump's tweets.
Experts say the move sends a signal that the West won't tolerate Russia's expanding military footprint in the region. However, an 80-year-old treaty could limit the alliance's scope for action.
The annual Munich Security Conference highlighted the growing divide between the US and Europe. DW meets Jim Risch, chairman of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee, to discuss the most contentious issues.
Ukraine fears the holiday season may bring new hostilities with Russia. A key American diplomat warns that international support for Kyiv is urgent — and so far absent. Teri Schultz reports from Brussels.
German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas has said Germany could mediate between Ukraine and Russia in the ongoing crisis in the Sea of Azov. But some critics in Germany are calling on Berlin to help Kyiv militarily.
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